Gustav Klimt: Of Murals and Mosaics

  • June 28, 2014 · 2:00 PM

Let's have a fresh look at Gustav Klimt, principal and wildly gifted founder of the Vienna Secession. Active at the turn of the 20th century, Klimpt is most famous for singlehandedly reinterpreting Byzantine aesthetic in a thoroughly modernist idiom. His artwork is visually incongruous, intricately decorative, overtly sensual and mystical. Gustav Klimt authored some of the most revealing and provocative female portraiture of all time. His style is often classified as symbolist - aiming to "clothe the ideal in the perceptible form" so as to capture the reality of the effect an object / subject produces rather than the object itself. As always, we will look at the artwork and discuss technique, perceptible aesthetic principles, and overall relevance.

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  • TOBI STAR A.

    I AM SORRY THAT I COULDN'T ATTEND THE MEETING SOUNDED GREAT ! PLEASE NOTIFY ME WHEN THE NEXT MEETING IS ! THANKS TOBI

    July 2

  • Jack

    Kinga---I'll second all the positive comments. Thanks for another great meetup. Now if we could just find King Arthur's round table.

    July 1

  • Millie

    Organized, informative; nice group.

    June 28

    • Kinga

      Thank you Millie!

      June 30

  • Virginia K.

    The meet up was fantastic. The organizer is a very knowledgeable person, as were others in the group. I learned a lot more about Klimt. I am very glad that I went. VirginiaVirginia

    1 · June 28

    • Kinga

      Thank you Virginia for your kind remarks. It was a pleasure to have you there.

      1 · June 30

    • Millie

      Brief talk on current abstract trends. Here's a link with analysis of some of these abstract artist's work.

      June 28

  • Gerry S.

    For anyone interested. Here is the trailer for Tim's Vermeer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    2 · June 28

  • Virginia K.

    The meet up was fantastic. The organizer is a very knowledgeable person, as were others in the group. I learned a lot more about Klimt. I am very glad that I went. VirginiaVirginia

    June 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    How is parking in this area?

    1 · June 27

    • Brian

      People do it. Maybe someone else is more helpful?

      June 27

    • Erik C.

      I think people have usually been able to find spots within a few blocks. I don't drive usually, but when I did I found a spot right across the street.

      1 · June 27

  • Brian

    I'll finally make it to one of these!

    2 · May 25

    • Brian

      Ok no I won't:/

      June 26

  • Chad B.

    This painting was the centerpiece of the "Degenerate Art" exhibit at the Neue Galerie. (It was also the centerpiece of a US Supreme Court case: http://www.oyez.org/cases/2000-...­)

    1 · May 30

  • Sics Arts I.

    I found this nice interactive presentation with some general notes on Klimt's life and work : http://www.iklimt.com/index.htm...­

    1 · May 26

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