What you'll do
For our walk to Klimt we meet at a Vienna Coffeehouse, Klimt`s favourite Coffeehaus (3 min. walking distance from the Opera & metro station Karlsplatz) and get a little educative introduction about Klimt and his time in Vienna - it's about Klimt as an artist, as an influential functionary and as a bon vivant in Vienna. After that we will accompany you on the best way & transfer to the Belvedere Palace (3 stops tram as well) with its beautiful gardens which hosts the biggest Klimt painting collection worldwide. On the way we point out important buildings and institutions that had been part of his artistic environment and very important for Klimt and his career: we will indicate the Vienna Künstlerhaus and the Vienna Secession, Historicism-, Jugendstil-, Modernism buildings and decorations by Theophil Hansen, Adolf Loos, Otto Wagner, Koloman Moser and other most important personalities of the era of Klimt. You will get already a feeling for the tensions between tradition and modernity in the time around 1900. Arriving at the Upper Belvedere you will be able to admire original paintings by Klimt including the famous painting 'The Kiss'. We learn about his artistic environment and colleagues such as Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Kolomann Moser, Hans Makart, Anselm Feuerbach, Vinzent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner and many others. We will draw your attention to many details and relate them to Klimt and his time. As a member of WKÖ with registered trade licence, member of the Friends of the Belvedere and Association of Austrian Art Historians (VÖKK) I am very happy to accompany you during your stay in Vienna and to share my passion for the time around 1900 with you. I am very much looking forward to meeting you soon.
As an art historian I have done my researches on Klimt and Vienna around 1900 as part of my phd-thesis. I live in Vienna and pass by the institutions and places of Klimt`s time around 1900 every day. Since I have a great interest and involvement in contemporary Young Art I am this experience is also about 'Young Art History': it is also about Klimt as a young artist about his style and artistic environment in his time. As a member of the WKÖ with trade licence also for this experience, member of the Association of Austrian Art Historians (VÖKK) and member of the Friends of the Belvedere I am looking forward to sharing the experiences with you and to seeing you soon.
About the organization
Verein zur Förderung Junger Kunst des 21. Jahrhunderts
We promote and sensibilize for young art through exhibition projects and art communication and bring together young artists and art public. Our Association for the Promotion of Young Art of the 21st Century is particularly interested in what is currently being produced. In order to understand the phenomenon of young art today we also have a look at `Young Art History´ and at early works of historical artists, young art in the history of art. Currently we are organizing a Young Art for Peace project 2018/2019 to support young artists and to promote peace. We are member of the WKÖ with trade licence for this experience, member of the Triends of the Belvedere, member of VÖKK.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Verein zur Förderung Junger Kunst des 21. Jahrhunderts.
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Where you'll be
The participants will experience compact exciting research work on Klimt and will get a good impression of where Klimt's most important stations in Vienna were. During the walk and transfer, we'll accompagny you for the best way via shortcuts past architecture and artifacts to authentically get a feeling for Klimt`s time. We will point out buildings and institutions that were very important for Klimt and his career - like the Vienna Secession and the Künstlerhaus as well as some Historism- and Art Nouveau buildings. Then we will go to the baroque gardens of the (Upper) Belvedere palace were you are going to see the original masterpieces of Klimt inside the Belvedere. Ca. 1 hour outside, 1 hour inside the museum together. Afterwords enjoying the museum or the gardens by oneself is very well possible.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 15 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Perfect spring/summer experience: The experience takes place a little outside but also indoors. Even in bad weather the experience is well possible since it is adjusted to the actual weather so that you will not get too wet. Make always sure that you are dressed accordingly for a nice walk.
GUSTAV KLIMT & Vienna around 1900