Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gustav Klimt

This website was published by Tate Liverpool to accompany the "first comprehensive exhibition of Gustav Klimt's work ever staged in the UK". Held from 30 May to 31 August 2008, and subtitled `Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna 1900' the exhibition featured the Beethoven Frieze, which Klimt created for the 14th exhibition of the Viennese Secession, 1902. The website can be accessed via the exhibition's original floor plan or hyperlinks in the headings. Sections explore: the foundation of the Viennese secession; the Wiener Werkstatte; Fritz and Lili Waerndorfer; Otto and Eugenia Primavesi; the Wittgenstein family; Klimt and landscape; the artist`s studio; and the world in female form, as well as the Beethoven Frieze. Over 30 video (MP4) files featuring aspects of Klimt's work and influence are also available to watch online or to download. A timeline and relevant resources are also provided.
Link: http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/exhibitions/gustavklimt/
Access: Free