The Kiss (1907-1908) Oil on canvas
On July 14th, 150 years will have passed since the birth of one of the most famous and admired artists of our time: Gustav Klimt.
Hosting the largest collection of paintings by the artist worldwide, the Belvedere will present the Jubilee Exhibition: 150 Years Gustav Klimt.
The exhibition will focus on the significance of each work and the message that conveys to the viewer, and not so much on art historical contexts and stylistic relationships.
Through an interdisciplinary approach and descerning selection of objects, complemented with its graphic and multimedia format, the exhibition will take visitors to an entirely new level of understanding on how Gustav Klimt has become a phenomenon not only in art theory, but also in contemporary history over these last 150 years.
The Jubilee Exhibition: 150 Years Gustav Klimt, will take place between Jul 13, 2012 and Jan 6, 2013 (Daily 10 am to 6 pm - Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm) at the Upper Belvedere’s piano nobile.