The Albertina Marks the 150th Anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s Birth

artwork: Gustav Klimt  -  "Head Study of a Reclining Girl (one of two studies for the  "theater of Shakespeare"  at the Burgtheater)" Circa 1887 - Collection of the Albertina, Vienna. On view in "Gustav Klimt. The drawings" from March 14th until June 10th.

Vienna.- To mark the 150th Anniversary of his birthday, the Albertina is showing more than 170 drawings by the phenomenal artist Gustav Klimt. The exhibition “Gustav Klimt. The drawings” opens on March 14th and remains on view through June 10th. On show for the first time in 50 years, will be examples of Klimt’s most beautiful figure studies, monumental works drawings and pictorial allegories. The great popularity of the illustrator Gustav Klimt is primarily based on the intoxicating sensuality of his female studies from the nude. The exhibition “Gustav Klimt – The Drawings” memorably visualises just how complex his draughtsmanship really is. The Albertina is showing a large part of its famous Klimt holdings, which consist of 170 sheets. The show is supplemented by outstanding loans from Austrian and international collections.