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MRT lecturer Patrick Bade releases new book on Gustav Klimt

posted on 16/02/18

Art historian and Martin Randall Travel lecturer Patrick Bade has penned a new book on the great Vienna Secession painter, Gustav Klimt.

Entitled Gustav Klimt at Home, the book aims to shine a light on how both the artist’s home life in Vienna, and his holidays, inspired certain aspects of his work. For example, during a trip to Ravenna in Italy, he was captivated by Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale for their striking use of gold leaf – a technique which he sought to replicate in his own work, such as The Kiss. Other excursions with the Flöge family on the shores of Attersee moved him to paint many of his best-known landscapes; the only genre that truly interested Klimt other than figure painting.

Gustav Klimt at Home by Patrick Bade was published on 1 February 2018 and is fully illustrated, including a mix of text, paintings, archive imagery and photographs.

Patrick Bade leads several art history tours in 2018, including Munich’s Masterpieces and Art in Paris; as well as departures of our London Days: Impressionism in London and The Golden Age of British Painting. He also features on the programme for our annual London Lecture Afternoon, where he will give a talk on interwar art in Paris.

If you would like to discover more about Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession movement, MRT is running a one-off tour on the centenary of his death, in partnership with the Vienna Tourist Board: Beauty & the Abyss: Viennese Modernism (21–25 March 2018).

By Miles Rowland, Digital Marketing Assistant


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