Belvedere, Gustav Klimt and The Kiss
Have you seen the movie “Woman in Gold” with Helen Mirren?
This movie deals with a famous painting by Gustav Klimt that had to be restituted by the Belvedere to its former Jewish owners. It was a wonderful movie and it inspired me to work out this tour!
We will experience Vienna’s most splendid palace and have a little lecture about baroque castle and garden architecture, we will then visit the fantastic art gallery of the palace, and see one of the most iconic paintings of all times: Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”.
Gustav Klimt was quite a Ladies Whisperer and I will tell you why most women fell for him.
One of his young artist friends was Egon Schiele. We will explore expressionist art and compare it to Klimt’s style.
Over coffee and tea a discussion on art restitution will follow.
We will then leave the Belvedere and take the tram to the Secessionist Building and see another great painting by Gustav Klimt, the Beethoven Freeze.
Our tour will conclude on the Naschmarkt, Vienna’s trendy farmers Market.