Celebration At Neue Galerie for 150 Anniversary Of Gustav KlimtWritten by Planet Fashion TV 24 May 2012
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt's birthday, and museums around the world are celebrating the Austrian Secessionist's work. You can even "Klimt Yourself" if you want to see what you'd look like in one of his paintings.
In a new exhibition at the Neue Galerie in New York, we see classic Klimt: opulent and erotic portrayals of women are on display in spades. His gold-flecked paintings mix history and mythology to create charged depictions of women that arguably paved the way for the "femme fatales" we know and love -- combining Byzantine flatness, aestheticized excess, Pre-Raphaelite romanticism, and a predilection for the surreal. The Galerie will show everything from the famous 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer to rare, never-before-scene photographs from Klimt's private life. The museum cafe will even be serving special Klimt cakes throughout the exhibition, (chocolate and hazelnut) in honor of the painter's sweet tooth.
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