Klimt and Antiquity
Gustav Klimt was influenced by the art of the ancient world. Selected objects in the exhibition "Klimt and Antiquity. Erotic Encounters" highlight the central shift in his understanding of antiquity. While his early work focused mainly on thematic details, it was above all the spirit of antiquity that he transferred to this own stylistic idiom in the years after 1900. This development is illustrated through the comparison of Klimt's works with examples from the ancient world.
A highlight of the exhibition is the 1907 reprint of the Hetaera Dialogs of Lucian (ca. 120-185 CE) illustrated with drawings by Gustav Klimt. This extraordinary, erotic work combines the revealing drawings of Klimt with furnishings of the Wiener Werkstätte designed by Josef Hoffmann into one of the most beautiful books of the European Art Nouveau period.
Klimt and Antiquity. Erotic Encounters
23 June - 8 October 2017
Lower Belvedere, Orangery (Belvedere - Unteres Belvedere & Orangerie)Rennweg 6, 1030 Wien
- Young people under 19 €0 €
- daily, 10:00 - 18:00
- Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
- Ramp 600 cm long , 200 cm high
- ( Door 90 cm wide )
- 140 cm wide and 90 cm low
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Guided tours for groups in Austrian sign language and for the visually impaired (tactile tours).
Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts.
Lower Belvedere Shop & Orangerie: no steps
Orangery entrance: wheelchair access via link corridor from Lower Belvedere to the Orangery, 2 single, paned doors (each 131 cm wide). Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the Orangery.
- Main entrance