CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
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March 12, 2014
July 13, 2014
The exhibition Klimt – Alle Origini di un Mito (The Origins of a Legend) at the Palazzo Reale presents for the first time in Milan a selection of Klimt’s best known masterpieces, including Adam and Eve (1917), Judith II (1909), The Sunflower (1907) and Bewegtes Wasser (1898).
The exhibition looks into Klimt’s family relationships, starting with the collaboration with his two brothers Ernst and Georg, and explores the start of his career at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna and his great passion for theatre and music.
Closing the exhibition is a reconstruction of the original Beethoven Frieze, made in 1902 and on permanent display in the Vienna Secession Building. This reconstruction occupies an entire room and fully immerses the visitor into the work that has become the symbol of the Vienna Secession.
Two established Klimt scholars have cooperated in the production of the exhibition, deputy director Alfred Weidinger of the Belvedere Museum in Vienna and Eva di Stefano, author of a number of publications on the life and works of Klimt.