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Klimt 2012. A kiss changes the world

Klimt 2012. A kiss changes the world

In 2012 one of Austria's greatest painters would have celebrated his 150th birthday: Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). Gustav Klimt spent most his life and career in Vienna. Nine Viennese museums will be offering special exhibitions to mark Gustav Klimt's 150th birthday in 2012. On view will be paintings, drawings and designs by Klimt, and much more besides.

The majority of his works are already on display in the Austrian capital, which is why in 2012 almost every major museum in Vienna is mounting special exhibitions dedicated to this exceptional artist. During the 2012 commemorative year, there will be more Klimt works on display in the city than ever before – from his decorative commissions at the Burgtheater and Kunsthistorisches Museum and his largely unknown works as a sketch artist to his world-famous paintings such as “The Kiss” and the portrait of his lifelong companion and friend Emilie Flöge. In all, in 2012, visitors to Vienna will be able to see about 800 works by Klimt.

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Picture: Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907/08 (c) Belvedere, Wien