A new ArtBook, with fine illustrations and documentation, to narrate the man, the artist, the works and the historical-cultural context.
[Klimt. The Secession and the golden fall of the Austrian Empire] The drums of the regiments of Franz Joseph beat the time of the Radetzky March; Princess Sissi waltzed in glittering Vienna, capital of a world in decline, which Freud was beginning to unveil through analysis. Klimt, one of the greatest artists of the turn of the century, probed the heart of the “Finis Austriae”, interpreting the fall of the Hapsburg empire through a burst of creativity and splendor. Memories of ancient civilizations and the taste for clear lines, mystical allegories, amazing landscapes, precious iridescence: a lively force in the Secession group, Klimt was an impassioned player in a period of art and history, against the backdrop of a marvelous, melancholy Vienna.