The Gustav Klimt Database

The first online resource dedicated to the world famous artist Gustav Klimt

The artist Gustav Klimt embodies an era which continues to fascinate and resonate to this day. At the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, Vienna became a veritable hotspot where efforts in the visual arts, in literature, music, philosophy, architecture and science came together and intensified.

This world of Viennese Modernism with all its phenomena and personalities will be documented online by the Klimt Foundation’s Gustav Klimt Database. The platform affords interesting insights into manifold facets of the famous painter’s life and times. Among others, the project focuses on the artist’s personal correspondence and the comprehensive portrait and amateur photographs taken of and around this pioneer of Viennese Modernism These personal aspects are presented in the context of his painterly oeuvre.

The Gustav Klimt Database is the first publicly available online portal which shines the spotlight not only on the Jugendstil painter’s artistic output but also on his private and public life within the socio-political network of this dynamic era. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the artist’s death 2018, the database will be made available to Klimt fans and researchers.

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