OLBRICH, Josef Maria
(b. 1867, Troppau, d. 1908, Düsseldorf)

Secession Building

Friedrichstraße 12, Vienna

The motto of the Secessionist movement is written above the entrance of the pavilion: "To every age its art, to art its freedom" (German: "Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit"). Below this is a sculpture of three gorgons representing painting, sculpture, and architecture.