Gustav Klimt and the five-years old niece of Emilie Louise Flöge (Klimt’s life companion), Gertrude, on the landing stage of Villa Paulick in Seewalchen on Lake Attersee.
Another place where Klimt is exhibited and money is celebrated has opened its gates on September 30, 2012: The new Klimt-Villa in Vienna. This is how it looks like today:
The house, the garden, nothing really looks like back in the days when Austria’s Top Artist of 2012, Gustav Klimt, was working there. Authenticity: nearly zero. So if you want to see a place that doesn’t look like his workshop at all you can just visit me - it’s also a lot cheaper here; you can register here.
At least it hasn’t been nearly destroyed like the Roman Bath in Vienna.
Happy 150th birthday Gustav Klimt! You felt so alive in the last weeks and months, especially in Vienna. They seem to accept you now, no worries. Times have changed, and when the money is right, …
The Klimt University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings, also known as the Faculty Paintings, were a series of paintings made by Gustav Klimt for the ceiling of the University of Vienna’s Great Hall between the years of 1900-1907. In 1894, Klimt was commissioned to paint the ceiling. Upon presenting his paintings, Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence, Klimt came under attack for ‘pornography’ and ‘perverted excess’ in the paintings. None of the paintings would go on display in the university. In May 1945 all three paintings were destroyed by retreating SS forces. (read more)
ATTENTION: Pornography! Click for larger versions:
“Philosophy”, “Medicine” & “Jurisprudence” / reproductions
If you’re in Vienna at the time you just CAN’T miss a Gustav Klimt exhibition, there’s one every 100 metres. If you’re looking for alternatives, try this:
“Perhaps you can teach me something.” (Gustav Klimt’s reply when Egon Schiele, at age 17, asks if he might take him as a student)
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