“Gustav Klimt. Forerunner of modernity” exhibition opens at Sutu Palace in Bucharest on January 15, marked in Romania as Culture Day, the Austrian Cultural Forum announced. The traveling exhibition encompasses 15 billboards and has been made upon the proposal of Austria’s Foreign Ministry.
The varnishing day of the display is due on January 15 at 6 p.m.
The exhibition is focusing on the most important benchmarks of the artists’ activity. Next to Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Richard Gerstl, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) is the exponent of a fascinating masterpiece.
The access to the gallery opening is free.
Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.
Early in his artistic career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he developed a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated when the paintings he completed around 1900 for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna were slammed as pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his “golden phase”, many of which include gold leaf.