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Gustav Klimt, imperial monarchist turned radical painter Gavin Plumley Wednesday 05 February 2020

Klimt was one of the most prominent figures in the Viennese fin de siecle, creating paintings whose sexual themes and bold use of colour and gold shocked an unsuspecting public. 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 its impact on his style and works.