Klimt in Vienna

 

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Have you ever seen Gustav Klimt's works. If you did, you surely noticed that his style was special and unique. Gustav Klimt, who was born in Austria, was one of the greatest symbolist painter and a pioneer of the new style of Secession in Vienna. His works of art found their place in many Vienna's museums and galleries. If you want to learn more about Klimt and his art, Vienna is worth a visit.
In one of the most significant museums in the world, in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Museum of Art History), on its stairwell, there can be found 11 spandrel paintings created by Gustav Klimt. It is worth to know that at the beginning of his carrier, Klimt was a successful painter of architectural decorations.
The Belveder's collection of Klimt's artworks offers the world’s largest collection of Klimt's oil paintings. Among 24 Klimt's masterpieces are landscapes, portraits (often with an erotic shade) and allegorical scenes. Visitors can admire such famous works as 'Kiss', 'Judith', 'Adam and Eva', 'Sonja Knips' and more.
The Secession Building is an architectural manifesto of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze is placed there. This artistic interpretation of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is 34 metres long. There can be found sych scenes of three Gorgon daughters, Typhoeus, female Genii searching the Earth or the well-known 'Kiss'.
The Leopold Museum is home to Klimt’s masterpieces such as 'Death and Life', 'Attersee' and 'Still Pond', as well as around 100 drawings. In the Neue Galerie, there can be found the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer- 'The Woman in Gold' which is considered to be one of the artist’s best works. The Burgtheater features four ceiling paintings by Gustav Klimt.
The another big Klimt's artwork is Stoclet Frieze. The nine study sketches can be admire in the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK).

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