Vienna, Kunst, und Klimt

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Vienna

Vienna is packed with tons of history, but also new and upcoming modern museums, lively eating and nighttime entertainment, and many peaceful places to explore.


Best Places to Stay: There are many different options for staying overnight. From Luxury to You Hostages all to make your experience what you want it to be and your expenses.


Best places to go: Donauinsel, Klimt Villa, Hofburg, Flohmarkt, and Vienna's Coffee Houses


Vienna also has plenty of places to shop including boutiques, markets, malls, and corner stores.

Kunst

Vienna's Art history is one of the main attractions for people. Vienna is filled with many art museums and art landmarks. There are over 50 Museums in Vienna including ones on History, fashion, science, military, and of course art.

Vienna Art Week and Art Fair are two events the go on every year. Artists get together for a week and are able to present their artwork based on that years topic. Last years topic was "Projecting Worlds"

Exhibitions, panel discussions, presentations, talks with artists, special tours, installations, interventions and performances turn Vienna into a mecca for all fans of contemporary art for a whole week.

Gustav Klimt

Klimt was born on July 14th, 1862 in Baumgarten near Vienna. He was one of seven children and they have lived in poverty most of their lives. When Klimt was just 14 years old, he dropped out of school but managed to get enrolled in a College of arts and crafts. He began to make prophet for his living while in school because his artwork was a masterpiece.

Klimt became one of the members at Secession, Vienna. Him and a couple of other young boys had the job to create exhibition halls that stood out as young artist artwork. Their hall was not just one subject, but included symbolism, realism, and naturalism as well.

Throughout Klimt's career, he was hired to do some paintings in colleges that weren't accepted because they were considered too scandalist. One of his famous paintings is Beethoven Frieze that was in the 14th Exhibit in Secession that he painted on the wall.

Klimt died on February 6th, 1918. He suffered from a stroke and pneumonia.

He said, “I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women…There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night…Who ever wants to know something about me… ought to look carefully at my pictures.”

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