Gustav Klimt: Imperial Muralist turned Radical Painter
This will be an on-line talk. Please see February's Newsletter for details.
February 24th from 7pm until 11pm 26th February
Klimt was one of the most prominent figures in the Viennese fin de siècle, creating paintings whose sexual themes and bold use of colour and gold shocked an unsuspecting populace. Less is known, however, about his early years as a muralist for the grand municipal buildings and palaces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This talk looks at the many changes in Klimt’s life, his rejection of public pomp and the impact on his style and works.
Gavin is a writer and broadcaster, appearing on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and contributing to newspapers, magazines and opera and concert programmes worldwide. Gavin lectures widely about the culture of Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries.