Artwork of the Week – Gustav Klimt


Liverpool artwork of the week 21. ‘Two Girls With An Oleander’ by Gustav Klimt c.1890-2 at Tate Liverpool May 30 to August 31 2008

One of Klimt’s earlier works well before his ‘golden’ period this is more pre-raphaelite and would look good in the Lady Lever gallery.

The exhibition focuses on the life and art of one of the world’s most influential and revered artists. It will explore Klimt’s role as the founder and leader of the Viennese Secession, a progressive group of artists and artisans. The work and philosophy of the Secession embraced art, architecture, fashion, dazzling decorative objects and furniture in their search for identity.

Major paintings and drawings from all stages of Klimt’s career will be shown alongside the work of Josef Hoffmann, the architect and designer and a close friend of the artist.