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"Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making"
2001-06-15 until 2001-09-16
National Gallery of Canada
This summer, bask in Gustav Klimts seductive colours, vibrant brushwork, and sinuous line. As one of the towering figures of modern art, Klimt captured the spirit
and mood of fin-de-siècle Vienna in the years when that city experienced an extraordinary flowering of art, music, and literature.
Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making brings together some 35 paintings and 90 drawings, lent by museums and private collections in Europe, North America,
and Japan, and is the first retrospective of the artists work to be held in North America. The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Canada and Colin B.
Bailey, Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York, and offers a complete overview of both paintings and drawings - from Klimts earliest historical works, to his
Symbolist allegories, his monumental images of the Secession years, and his late landscapes and portraits. Ottawa is the only venue.
Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making is complemented by an extensive program of lectures, films, concerts, workshops for all ages, and an audio-guide. The
exhibition catalogue, co-published by the National Gallery of Canada and Harry N. Abrams Inc., is the most comprehensive survey of recent research on the artist.
Copies of the catalogue along with a wide selection of gift items are available in the Gallerys Bookstore.
Portrait of Emilie Flöge
Oil on canvas
181 x 84 cm
Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna