To celebrate 2008 as European Capital of Culture Tate Liverpool is delighted to present the first comprehensive exhibition of Gustav Klimts work ever staged in the UK.
The exhibition focuses on the life and art of one of the worlds most influential and revered artists. It will explore Klimts role as the founder and leader of the Viennese Secession, a progressive group of artists and artisans. The work and philosophy of the Secession embraced art, architecture, fashion, dazzling decorative objects and furniture in their search for identity.
Major paintings and drawings from all stages of Klimts career will be shown alongside the work of Josef Hoffmann, the architect and designer and a close friend of the