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Gold powder. Venice, Klimt and the Secession
Written by Roberta De Villa   

klimt.jpgGustav Klimt: lyricism and technique, modernity and gold powder, the cogent and charming strength of an innovative and modern artist. So is his art. A century since his participation at Biennale in 1910, the great painter is back.

 

Museo Correr’s halls will house a largely awaited and fascinating exhibition. Indeed a number of paintings, drawings – a portion of which is now available to the general public for the first time - documents, and even precious furniture and jewels… the multiform, colourful world of Vienna Secession. Klimt finds himself amid and beyond the great art current. His paintings are undoubtedly the essence of rhythmical composition with a stress on linearity.

fregio.jpgThe shocking and expressive realism of shapes, their symbolism bordering esotericism, couple with an unprecedented use of materials of value and colourful enamels. Techniques and materials are the same as in applied arts, but ornament is not nearly as marginal to the subject as it used to be. Rather, it unquestionably is its centrepiece. The decorating element makes a symbol out of itself, it leads far away, it embellishes and it highlights. It talks and communicates.

 

At Museo Correr patrons will be able to admire masterpieces of Vienna Belevedere’s collection of oils on canvas, as Judith I (1901), that will be shown for the first time ever aside Judith II (1909). Eminent private and public collection also contributed to this wonderful exhibition.

 

 «Gustav Klimt nel segno di Hoffmann e della Secessione»
Until 8 July Museo Correr
Info www.visitmuve.it