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Have you ever seen the fabulous Byzantine mosaics that covers the navies, the paintings and the dome of the Saint Mark Basilica? What have come up in your mind?
Here there’s the beginning of that strong bond between the artist and Venice, destination of his first journey abroad, that marked deeply Klimt path as an artist.
With our Art &Go offer you’ll have the chance to visit the exhibition for free. Keep reading, now we want to tell you more about the artist and his show not to be missed at the Correr Museum…
In the 1910 Klimt participation to the Venice Biennale was successful and a room was dedicated to him. A century after his participation, Gustav Klimt is in Venice again with an extraordinary exhibition, “Klimt in the Sign of Hoffmann and the Secession”, that is on show in the Correr Museum until the 8th July, 2012 after being exposed at the Belvedere Museum of Vienna.
About 30 years of masterpieces, from 1880 to 1910, displayed in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth (1862-2012). Focus to the beginning s of the klimtian career, the exhibition is a joint production of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Belvedere Museum of Vienna
Revolutionary and innovative, that is how the artistic movements to which Klimt belonged have been defined; constantly looking for the pure beauty. New ideas in pictorial an architectural are represented through the exposition in Venice of precious drawings, paintings, furniture and refined jewelry and historical documents too. Famous exponents of this new school of thought have been: Minne, Jan Toorop, Fernand Khnopff, Koloman Moser, and above all the companion of many intellectual ventures and projects, Josef Hoffmann.
Precisely his collaboration with Josef Hoffmann is one of the main themes of the exhibition, which seeks to show how in a very short time these two remarkable figures, the artist and the architect, were capable of sharing commissions, clients, friends. Above all, it reveals their common passion towards the Gesamtkunstwerk, that is, “the total work of art”. The highest point of the utopian realization of this concept can be seen in the Beethoven Frieze (1901-1902) and in the decorations for Brussels’ Stoclet Palace, both of which will be showcased at the Venice exhibition.
The Sunfower (1907) is one of the news of this authentic Venetian, the Belvedere Museum has acquired only few days ago and has been sent to Venice .
An exceptional exhibition that represents a unique opportunity to get to know this extraordinary artist in a location that was central to its evolution.
Moreover, Klimt said to look to his art if you wanted to know about him: “Who wants to know more about me, that is, the artist, the only one that is worth knowing, look closely at my paintings to reach you who I am and what I want. ”
Location: Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco 52 – 30124 Venezia
From March 24th to July 8th 2012
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