Gustav Klimt – A Viennese Gilt Trip
For someone who claimed to be seeking the ‘naked truth’ Klimt was remarkably fascinated by costume. Many of his paintings depict sensuous women who float in a sumptuous, gilded world.
But if you think Klimt is just turn of the century bling – think again!
We’ll delve further than the celebrated (but perhaps too often reproduced) ‘Kiss’ and examine some of his lesser-known works, alongside his masterpieces. We’ll explore Klimt’s unique approach to nature, and his ethereal society portraits painted in jewel-like colours and filled with Byzantine-inspired patterns.
Why does this artist continue to fascinate us? You decide…