Gustav Klimt, one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, was both influenced by and shaped the city of Vienna at the turn of the century. His trips to Ravenna, as well as annual summer holidays with the Flöge family on the shores of Attersee, were a source of inspiration and influence on his creative output. This stunning art book explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work. Fully illustrated, it features paintings, archive imagery and photographs of the surrounding city and landscape to provide an insight into how the people and places of his life relate to his work.
Patrick Bade was a Senior Lecturer on Art and Opera at Christie's Education London. He has spoken at and written for the National Gallery London, the British Museum, the V&A, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Academy of Arts, and has also contributed to programmes on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM. He leads cultural tours to various European cities, including Vienna, and is the author of several books on 19th and 20th century painting and music.