Gustav Klimt – Thursday 4th January 2018

By Ann Clements.

Although most famous for “The Kiss”, there is in fact much more to Klimt’s work.

Throughout his life he provoked both admiration and scandal.  This controversy appealed to many patrons and, as a result, he became a very successful portrait painter.

His most creative time, inspired by visits to Venice and Ravenna, produced his “gold period” culminating in The Kiss in 1908.

This lecture will explore how, beginning with his academic training, his style evolved and how, on the way, he led the Secessionists, also explaining who these were.

A report on the lecture can be found in the News Section.

Ann Clements  –  Ann has wide experience lecturing both at home and abroad.  Her earlier work includes cataloguing English watercolours and drawings for the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, research for the Paul Mellon Foundation and university lecturing. Many of our members will remember her lecture “In the Bleak Midwinter” which enthralled (and entertained) us all.