Klimt, Atelier des Lumières

Klimt, Atelier des Lumières

To mark its opening, the Atelier des Lumières will present an immersive exhibition devoted to the main figures in the Viennese art scene, of which Gustav Klimt was a key figure.
To mark the hundredth anniversary of the painter’s death, and that of Egon Schiele, their works will be brought to life to the sound of music on the former foundry’s immense projection surface.
In late nineteenth-century Imperial Vienna, Gustav Klimt was one of the principal decorative painters of the sumptuous monuments on the Ringstrasse. At the dawn of the new century, he led the Vienna Secession, a movement that sought to break away from academic art. Both famous and contested, Klimt paved the way to modern painting. The gold and decorative motifs that characterise his works are a symbol of this artistic revolution. The immersive exhibition includes the works that typify Klimt’s work and made him so famous—his ‘golden period’, portraits, and landscapes.

The immersive exhibition will also present works by major Viennese artists such as Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who were influenced by Klimt’s work. Influenced by the artistic effervescence of the end of the nineteenth century, Schiele advocated a new form of representing landscapes and the human body. Hundertwasser, who would have been 90 in 2018, infused his architectural structures and paintings with a symbolic dimension.

Until the 11th of November 2018 at The Atelier des Lumières