Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
My thesis examines the vital roles of ornament in Vienna Secession’s Beethoven Exhibition (1902), the embodiment of Gesamtkunstwerk and artistic freedom. Gustav Klimt and Joseph Maria Olbrich evoked various senses, alluded to Apollonian and Dionysian aspects of artistic creation, and celebrated its evolution and freedom, inspired by Alois Riegl.
Jenkins, Chika, "Ornament and the Vienna Secession: A Study of the 1902 Beethoven Exhibition" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.