Klimt. Up Close and Personal

Gustav Klimt and the five‑year old niece of Emilie Flöge, Gertrude, on the landing stage of Villa Paulick in Seewalchen on Lake Attersee, Easter 1912 © private collection

Until August 27 2012

Leopold Museum, Vienna

Gustav Klimt’s major work ”Death and Life“, as well as a range of other important paintings and over a hundred drawings by the artist are being exhibited by the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Furthermore a large part of the Emilie Flöge estate, containing hundreds of postcards, photographs and letters written by Gustav Klimt to his partner in life Emilie Flöge, are also included as part of the Leopold collection. Among them there are art cards designed by the Wiener Werkstätte, tube mail, and telegrams, as well as a manifold correspondence, that Klimt conducted with his friends and family.

For the occasion of the Klimt Year 2012, the Leopold Museum has brought these postcards and correspondence to the centre stage of an exhibition for the very first time.