Happy Birthday Gustav Klimt!
This Friday, July 14, Gustav Klimt would have been 161 years old. To celebrate the birthday of the famous Austrian painter, Art Explora Academy has put together a selection of videos and podcasts. If you'd like to discover the life and work of the Symbolist artist whose The Kiss is one of the masterpieces of the Vienna Secession, you've come to the right place!

This video covers the life of famous artist Gustav Klimt from his beginnings in Baumgarten in Austria to his worldwide success. Klimt is best known for his portraits which are painted in a very decorative style often using gold leaf combining geometric decoration with realistic depictions of hands and faces. His most famous painting probably being The Kiss, completed in 1908.

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On the agenda
video - 13:20
Artistic Rebellion, Controversy and Romance: The Golden World of Gustav Klimt
By: Art History School
video - 6:50
Know the Artist: Gustav Klimt
By: Several Circles
podcast - 30:35
Art Auction Audacity – Klimt’s Adele Bloch- Bauer I
By: ArtCurious
video - 8:49
Vienna Secession in 8 Minutes 🇦🇹 Klimt’s Femmes Fatales and Passion for Gold 💃
By: Curious Muse
podcast - 9:41
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
By: Accessible art history