The show "Klimt and Vienna, a century of gold and colours" takes you on a journey through 100 years of Viennese painting to the heart of the bright, colourful works of Gustav Klimt, his contemporaries and the artists he inspired.
Gustav Klimt was one of the great decorative painters who worked on the majestic monuments of the Ringstrasse in imperial Vienna at the end of the 19th century.
At the dawn of the new century, he led the Viennese Secession. Gold and the decorative motifs which are characteristic of Klimt's works, the most famous of which is "The Kiss", will remain a symbol of this artistic revolution.
This show presents the distinctive works which made Klimt a success: his golden period, his portraits and his landscapes.
The walls of the quarry also welcome works by Viennese artists like Schiele and Hundertwasser who were influenced by Klimt's work.
This new show at the Carrières de Lumières offers an original perspective on Klimt and his successors through portraits, landscapes, nudes, colours and gilding which revolutionised Viennese painting in the 20th century.