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Ads all over Vienna lure viewers at every turn to the Belvedere to see ‘the most famous kiss’, on this tour you will understand what The Kiss is all about and decide for yourself whose arguments are more persuasive — art historians, marketers or viewers.
You will not only understand Klimt’s style, but also see reflections of the the century turn in the work of this extraordinary artist.
We will trace Klimt’s creative transformations from his early “Portrait of the Unknown Lady” to his unfinished “Bride”, which was left in the studio when the artist was rushed by ambulance to hospital.
Klimt was long known as ‘the portraitist of beautiful ladies’, and we will see why today’s scholarship believes Klimt felt the desires of his models better than his contemporary Sigmund Freud understood the problems of his patients.
On this tour, we’ll take an in-depth look at Klimt’s work, surrounded by his associates and competitors, and see why this particular artist is so important to Vienna.
If you not only want to see “The Kiss” but also find diverse meanings in Klimt’s works, this tour of the Klimt collection in the Belvedere is for you.
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The Belvedere has the most expansive collection of works by Gustav Klimt. Whichever aspect of this artist’s creations you are interested in, it is here that you’ll find his landscapes and women’s portraits, as well as the works of his Golden phase.
Numerous advertisements in Vienna invite visitors to see ‘the most famous kiss’. During my tour in the Belvedere, you will understand what makes The Kiss so popular and will be able to decide whose point of view is most convincing, be it fine art experts, marketeers, or spectators.
Klimt was known for a long time as the portrayer of beautiful women, and we will see why science nowadays considers that Klimt felt the desires of his models better than his contemporary Sigmund Freud understood the problems of his female patients.
In the course of this tour, we will consider Klimt’s works in depth, surrounded by his associates and rivals, and we’ll realize why this artist is so important for the city of Vienna.