Go Northwich
Your Complete Guide to Northwich

Klimt and Vienna Lecture

9th December 2014


Hartford Methodist Church Hall
Beach Road

A lecture, featuring the most gorgeous images imaginable, exploring the work of this most influential of artists. The centre of the artistic whirlwind which was Vienna at the very beginning of the 20th Century, Klimt was a founder member of the Vienna Secession, which embodied the exotic local flowering of international Art Nouveau. With the architects Josef Maria Olbrich, Joseph Hoffman and Otto Wagner, and the designer Koloman Moser, Klimt revolutionized the Fine and Decorative Arts in Northern Europe, providing inspiration for generations of artists to come, a legacy passed on via the highly-influential Wiener Werkstatte. In his subject matter and scandalous private life Klimt had a powerful effect on such younger artists as Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoshka, contributing to the ethos of the Expressionist movement in Austria, Germany and elsewhere. Almost incidentally, these artists created a form which contained the seeds of Art Deco, and which thus managed to be key to the period style of the 1920s and ‘30s.

Since the revival of interest in the 1960s , the reputation of Gustav Klimt has continued to grow. Today images of his work are recognised around the world, and he is admired and studied more than ever before.


Development of the Arts in Northwich | Contact Us

We use cookies on our website to help us give you the best experience on our website.
Our cookies have now been set in your browser, and we’ll assume you’re happy with this if you keep using our website.