The golden touch of a kiss
"Either I am too old, or too nervous, or too stupid - there must be something wrong", Klimt once wrote in a letter. Though facing continuous difficulties in his work, in the years 1907 and 1908 the painter created a centrepiece of the Jugendstil movement: The Kiss.
Jugendstil - An art movement embracing life
A fresh, sensual art can be discovered in virtually every part of the town: Like no other city Vienna is shaped by the last great, unified stylistic movement in the history of art: the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau).
Encounter Klimt in Vienna!
Equally controversial and successful in his day, Gustav Klimt was one of the central figures of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the epoch that marked the beginning of Modernism. Today Vienna’s museums accommodate the majority of popular paintings as well as huge numbers of little-known drawings by Gustav Klimt.