Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gustav Klimt: shedworker

For the last six years of his life, artist Gustav Klimt lived and worked in a garden studio (pictured above) on the outskirts of Vienna which then was completely absorbed into a much bigger villa, only to be rediscovered in 1998. It was in fact his second shedworking space as he had worked in the later part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th in another garden pavilion at another location in Vienna. Sadly the pavilion was demolished in 1966.

Happily, Klimt's final studio at Feldmühlgasse 11/15a, 1130 Vienna is now open to the public thanks to stirling work by The Gustav Klimt Memorial Society who won listed status for it and raised two million Euros to renovate it. More details at The Art Newspaper. ---------------------------------------------------
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