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1879 - 1901
1901 - 1911
1911 - 1919
1919 - 1938
1938 - 1945
1945 - 1964

 
Gustav Klimt
Alexander Zemlinsky
Gustav Mahler
Walter Gropius
Dr. Paul Kammerer
Oskar Kokoschka
Franz Werfel
Johannes Hollnsteiner

Alma the composer
Kokoschka's Alma portraits

Alma Fetish

The Puppet
Reserl (Chamber Maid)
 
Emil Jakob Schindler, father
Anna von Bergen, mother
Carl Moll, stepfather
Anna Mahler, daughter
Maria Anna Mahler, daughter
Manon Gropius, daughter
Martin Carl Johannes, son
 
Berta Zuckerkandl
Max Burckhard
Bruno Walter
Sigmund Freud
Gerhart Hauptmann
Lili Leiser
Hanns Martin Elster
August Hess
Georg Moenius
  Alma & Venice
Alma & Lisbon
Alma & Los Angeles
Alma & Jerusalem
Alma & New York
 
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) 
psychoanalyst

When, in 1910, following Alma´s encounter with Walter Gropius, Gustav Mahler´s marriage fell into severe crisis, he was recommended to consult Sigmund Freud, who declared himself willing to meet with him in the Dutch spa resort of Leiden. The consultation lasted four hours at the most, but nevertheless was a resounding success. In a letter to his pupil Marie Bonaparte, Freud revealed his diagnosis: »Mahler´s wife Alma loved her father Rudolf Schindler and could only seek out and love this same type. Mahler´s age, which he so feared, was precisely that which made him so attractive to his wife. Mahler loved his mother and sought her type in every woman. His mother was troubled and afflicted, and subconsciously, he also wanted this from his wife Alma.« By this analysis, Freud granted an implicit licence to commit incest, thereby blessing the couple with their last happy months together. Alma was outraged when, shortly after Mahler´s death in May 1911, Freud unabashedly sent her the bill for Mahler´s short session of analysis in Leiden.


 
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