Der österreichische Maler Gustav Klimt. Photographie 1914 von Anton Josef Trčka © © Imagno/Austrian Archives

  • Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910/15 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 630
  • GUSTAV KLIMT, Schönbrunn Landscape, 1916 © Private collection, Graz
  • Gustav Klimt, On Lake Attersee, 1900 © Leopold Museum, Vienna
  • Gustav Klimt, Allee vor Schloss Kammer, um 1912 © Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
  • Gustav Klimt, Der goldene Ritter, 1903 © Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya
  • Gustav Klimt mit Malwerkzeug, 1902 © Privatbesitz
  • GUSTAV KLIMT, The Large Poplar I, 1900 © Private Collection, Courtesy Neue Galerie New York
  • Gustav Klimt, »Aufziehendes Gewitter« (Die große Pappel II), 1903 © Leopold Museum, Wien, Inv. 2008
  • Gustav Klimt, Italienische Gartenlandschaft, 1913 © Kunsthaus Zug, Stiftung Sammlung Kamm
  • Moritz Nähr, Gustav Klimt eine seiner Katzen im Arm haltend vor seinem Atelier, um 1912 © Imagno/Austrian Archives
  • Postkarte von Gustav Klimt an Emilie Flöge 07.07.1908 © Privatbesitz
  • Postkarte von Gustav Klimt an Emilie Flöge 27.02.1909 © Privatbesitz
  • Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge in the garden of Villa Oleander in Kammer on Lake Atersee, 1908. © IMAGNO/Austrian Archives
  • Gustav Klimt, Fakultätsbild Medizin. Ausschnitt mit der Hygieia, um 1907 © Privatbesitz
  • Gustav Klimt, A Morning by the Pond, 1899 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 2007
  • Beach dress of Emilie Flöge, Design: fashion salon »Schwestern Flöge«, c. 1910 © Private collection
  • Letter from Gustav Klimt in Munich to Emilie Flöge in Vienna, 03.06.1897 (postmark) © Private collection
  • Gustav Klimt and the five-years old niece of Emilie Flöge, Gertrude, on the landing stage of Villa Paulick in Seewalchen on Lake Attersee, Eastern 1912 © Private collection
  • GUSTAV KLIMT, Apple Tree I, c. 1912 © Private collection
  • MORITZ NÄHR, Large Antechamber to Gustav Klimt’s studio at Josefstädter Straße 21 with Wiener Werkstätte furnishings and Klimt’s painting »Hope II« with exhibition frame, 1912 © ÖNB/Wien, 214.837 E Pos
  • MORITZ NÄHR, Gustav Klimt im Garten vor seinem Atelier in der Josefstädter Straße, 1912 © MORITZ NÄHR, Gustav Klimt in the garden in front of his studio at Josefstädter Straße, 1912

Klimt: Up Close and Personal

Paintings - Letters - Insights

24 February 2012 – 27 August 2012

In celebration of Gustav Klimt’s 150th birthday, the Leopold Museum is dedicating an unusual exhibition to this most ­celebrated Austrian artist. The presentation’s main focus is on chief works from the Leopold Museum’s own rich Klimt collection, supplemented by singular loans from important Austrian and international collections. Klimt’s works are juxtaposed  with remarks made by the artist, who is thus commenting on his own paintings.
A common thread through the presentation is provided by a row of display cabinets winding their way around the exhibition, which contain the approximately 400 written documents sent by Klimt to his life’s companion Emilie Flöge. Complemented by numerous contemporary portrait photographs, the presentation­ succeeds in painting a vivid picture of this ­multifaceted artist’s existence around 1900 between art­scandals and recreations on Lake Attersee. Klimt’s special retreat was his studio, which, together with the artist’s private collection that was kept there, has been specially reconstructed for the exhibition.

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