Exhibition on Screen: Klimt & The Kiss
Gustav Klimt was a titan of the Art Nouveau movement, creating decadent new worlds which merged tender sensuality, ancient mythology and radical modernity. Discover the scandalous life and the rich tapestry of extraordinary influences behind Klimt’s The Kiss, one of the most recognised and reproduced paintings in the world.
Painted in Vienna around 1908, the evocative image has captivated viewers with its mystery, sensuality and dazzling materials. But just what lies behind the appeal of the painting – and who was the artist that created it? A close study of the painting takes us to the remarkable turn of the century Vienna when a new world was battling with the old.
A powerful and passionate new film directed by Ali Ray (Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt – Painting the Modern Woman).