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Gustav Klimt: Imperial Muralist turned Radical Painter Gavin Plumley Thursday 06 June 2019

Klimt was one of the most prominent figures in the Viennese fin de siècle, creating paintings whose sexual themes and bold use of colour and gold shocked an unsuspecting populace.  Less is known about his early years as a muralist for the grand municipal buildings and royal and aristocratic  palaces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  This Lecture looks at the many changes in Klimt’s life, his rejection of public pomp and the impact on his style and works.