KLIMT

This was a rather astounding experience! “Produced by Culturespaces and created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi…” (see website link at the end). This art exhibition was all abuzz in Paris well before I was finally able to organize going to it, which ended up finally happening just before I left Paris. Apparently, the exhibition is ‘on’ until January 6th (2019). I don’t know if I need to say very much about it. Just, if you have the opportunity to see this exhibition, DO IT!IMG_7219

Seeing a few of my photos and then the better ones on the exhibition website does not really do justice to what you will feel when you are in the experience, engulfed by the sound, light, color, and artistry notating the 100th anniversary of Klimt’s death. He was the leader of the Viennese art scene at that time. His work  inspired other artists so this presentation includes art from two others Viennese artists of importance: Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

The space is large. I wasn’t able to capture it all of it in a photo and it was ever-changing. And, one didn’t know how long something would be projected on the walls and flooring so the shifting of artistry and sound was, more or less, random. You can see, viewers were standing, sitting, milling around, with children dancing near some of the walls, as the child is doing in the first photo below.

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As a sidenote, while I was in Vienna about 2 years ago, for my first time (!), it was highly recommended by the hotel staff that I make my way over to the Hundertwaseserhaus apartment project. Fortunately, I took them up on it and was thrilled to have the opportunity to see his project, in the ‘flesh’. It was a wonder, a jaw dropper for me. So, I pass on this ‘travel highlight’ recommendation, if you find yourself heading to Vienna. See some photos I took of his work from the Paris exhibition:

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Below is just one photo of my numerous photos of this real life (!) apartment project in Vienna. If you are unfamiliar with Friedensreich Hundertwasser, like I was, check out this link: http://www.hundertwasser.at/english/oeuvre/arch/arch_hundertwasserhaus.phpIMG_1993

You can see some of Egon Schiele’s work on the website below:

“Here is the link for the current exhibition in Paris. Whenever possible, do buy tickets online beforehand: https://www.atelier-lumieres.com/en/gustav-klimt

2 thoughts on “KLIMT

  1. Just got ticket for 5 pm on the Sunday I arrive. Will see it – find a cafe for supper and go to bed (this will be day 2 of my trip). This sounds amazing,Judy, and I love Klimt. xx

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    1. Oh, Jane, I think you will enjoy it! My friend and I did go to Bistro Paul Bert afterwards (https://parisbymouth.com/bistrot-paul-bert/) as it was about a 15-20 minute walk away—used ‘googlemaps’ to get there or you could take an Uber. More expensive than a cafe and you might not be up for it since you’ve just arrived! If you are not familiar with it (I’ve known about it for years but had never been!), I’ve given you Paris by Mouth’s link to read their review.

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