Published from 1898 until 1903, Ver Sacrum, meaning “Sacred Spring” in Latin, was the official publication of the Vienna Secession and a crucial element of the movement’s identity and voice. Square in format, the periodical was published monthly from 1898-1899; it was then published twice monthly until the end of 1903. It featured images and text woven seamlessly together and even original woodcuts created specifically for specific issues. One can observe the progression of the Vienna Secession from its Jugendstil, nature-inspired roots towards a more graphic and geometric style in its late years. Following the Secession’s idea of Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art, Ver Sacrum frequently included literature and music along with visual arts.
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