Gustav Klimt in the sign of Hoffmann and the Viennese Secession

Gustav Klimt Fregio di Beethoven (particolare), 1901-1902 Materiali vari

Venice celebrates the great Austrian maestro and founding father of the Liberty Movement, GUSTAV KLIMT, on the 150th anniversary of his birth. To pay tribute to one of the most unique artists in his field of art, the Foundation of Civic Museums of Venice and the Museum Belvedere of Vienna have organized an exhibition inside the exclusive rooms of the Museum Correr.
The exhibition wants to be a witness to the deep influence that Klimt has on all the protagonists who with him gave life to the Viennese Secession, an important artistic movement that marked the last century,  through the display of a vast arrary of drawings, exclusive paintings, furniture items, and elegant jewels.
The core theme of the Venetian exhibition is the artwork created together with his beloved friend and architect, Joseph Hoffmann:  visitors can admire The Beethoven Frieze and the decorations of Palace Stoclet in Brussels, two masterpieces that succeeded in blending art, painting, and architecture into one, creating total artworks of an inestimable value. 
For the first time ever, the public has the opportunity to see Judith I , painted at the beginning of the last century, and Judith II painted a few years later, works that are symbolic and representational of the skillful decorative use of the color gold that is a distinctive and sublime element in all of the great artist's most famous paintings.
Precious jewels and a few authentic period furnishings are part of the exhibition, minute "design architectures" that succeed in conveying the beauty and strength of a truly original creative mind that is still unmatched.
The journey to discover the Liberrty Movement and the importance that it had in also influencing Italian figurative art of the time continues inside the Cà Pesaro, through the exhibition of the great decorative cycle a Thousand and One Nights by Vittorio Zecchin and the Spring by Galileo Chini (until July 8).
This art exhibition can serve as the chance for you to visit the Museum Correr, one of the most prominent museums of the city because of how it is devoted to culture, history, art, and the daily life of its inhabitants. Located in the San Marco Square in the heart of the city on the lagoon, it hosts antique objects, historical maps, documents, and works of art that tell us how the most powerful Venetian families who have always ruled over city actually lived. To enter the museum is much like walking through history  and will give visitors the opportunity to understand how the city evolved to become the tourist and commercial attraction it is nowadays.

Caterina Parrello

Gustav Klimt Fregio di Beethoven (particolare), 1901-1902 Materiali vari - Vienna Belvedere © Belvedere, ViennaGustav Klimt Giuditta, 1901    - Olio su tela 84 x 42 cm - Vienna Belvedere © Belvedere, ViennaGustav Klimt Salomé (Giuditta II), 1909 Olio su tela 178 x 46 cm. Venezia, Ca' Pesaro - Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna ©Archivio fotografico Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia 2012Gustav Klimt Signora al caminetto, 1897-98 Olio su tela, 41 x 66 cm - Vienna Belvedere © Belvedere, ViennaGustav Klimt Girasole, 1907 Olio su tela, 110 x 110 cm - collezione privata. © Belvedere, ViennaGustav Klimt Acqua in movimento, 1898 Olio su tela, 52 × 65 cm - Galerie St. Etienne, New YorkMuseo CorrerMuseo Correr

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