This Saturday, we went to the Atelier des Lumières where we were immersed in a unique experience around the major representatives of the Viennese art scene, where Gustav Klimt is a figurehead. His works were projected on in the old foundry, 100 years now after he passed away.
This immersive exhibition invites visitors to a journey through Gustav Klimt's colorful and luminous works. It offers an original look at Klimt through the staging of portraits, landscapes, nudes, and colors that have revolutionized Viennese painting since the late nineteenth century and during the twentieth century.
Gustav Klimt: An emblematic figure that regenerates art in depth
Gustav Klimt is one of the great decorative painters of the Ringstrasse monuments, late nineteenth century. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna for 7 years, started as a decorator in 1879, joined the Künstlerhaus (Society of Artists) and created a collective workshop. Its precision becomes emblematic in the decoration of walls and ceilings of villas but also theaters and public buildings.
Subsequently, the artist created and presided over a group of architects and visual artists in 1897 with Josef Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann: The Viennese Secession. This current aspires to regenerate art in depth, paving the way for modern painting. Gold and decorative motifs, coupled with his portraits and landscapes, make Klimt's success.
His art then becomes more modern and more original. It combines arts and aesthetics, with painting and architecture. He expresses himself totally and freely, as indicated by the inscriptions on the Nuda Veritas painting: "If one can not by his actions and his art please everyone, one must choose to please the few. Pleasing to many is not a solution. "
Beyond the most representative work of Gustav Klimt's genius, which he painted in 1906, The Kiss, one of the artist's most inspiring works, is The Beethoven Frieze.
Presented at the 14th Secession Exhibition, dedicated to Beethoven's music, Klimt exhibits a mural 34.14 meters long and 2.15 meters high in seven panels, representing the Ninth Symphony, which depicts a setting for the architect Josef Hoffmann, charged to realize a monument in memory of the musician.
This work represents the aspiration to the happiness of the suffering humanity, which seeks its appeasement in the arts. Klimt creates a complete work of art, combining painting with music and architecture (through the use of space, three walls, the height frieze, and the Secession building).
The frieze is then exhibited in the Secession Palace since 1986. A faithful reconstruction was presented at the Pinacothèque de Paris in 2015.
Gustav Klimt represents an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Abeillus, for its ability to combine the arts, aesthetics, painting and architecture, in modernity and originality. His expression is total and completely free, and he chooses to "please the small number" rather than trying to please everyone.
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