The “Klimt Inside” Exhibition

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna in Austria-Hungary and is the second child of seven children. Klimt’s work is distinguished by the elegant gold or colored decoration, often of a phallic shape that conceals the most erotic positions of the drawings upon which many of his paintings are based, like for example in The Kiss (1907–1908). One of the most common themes Klimt utilized was that of the dominant woman, the femme fatale. Art historians note an eclectic range of influences contributing to Klimt’s distinct style, including Egyptian, Minoan, Classical Greek, and Byzantine inspirations. Klimt’s paintings have brought some of the highest prices recorded for individual works of art.

Gustav Klimt- “The Kiss”

Gustav Klimt- “The Kiss”

Viennese artist Gustav Klimt’s works are being presented in modern media art in Seoul. The exhibition is called “Klimt Inside” and it will be held at S-Factory in Seongsu-dong, Seoul.

Gustav Klimt- “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I."

Gustav Klimt- “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.”

The exhibition is divided into six sections: End of Century, Ver Sacrum, Women, Stoclet Frieze, Later Colors and Kiss. Klimt is best known for his fantastical pieces painted in gold, which these pictures above are included “The Kiss” and the “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”. This exhibition is unique since the exhibition grants you to enjoy the art pieces accompanied by the lighting, electronic music as well as LED screens plus more. So let us all check this exhibition out and let us know what you thought about it.

Venue name: S-Factory Address: 11, Yeonmujang 15-gil Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Transport: 성수역 (2호선) 3번 출구. 도보 5분.
Price: 10,000 won-12,000
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Source: “Timeout”, “Korea Times” and “Klimt official web page”

Amiira Ismail – The AsiaN Media Intern

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