Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line

At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
July 3–September 23, 2012

This retrospective is the first fully dedicated to the drawings of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), one of the seminal figures in modern art. Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line, Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna explores the stylistic evolution of his drawings as well as their centrality to his artistic enterprise. Indeed, Klimt's paintings cannot be understood without careful consideration of his drawings, which also play a semi-autonomous role in his artistic output. Based upon assiduous study of the human figure, they are characterized by an unsurpassed mastery of line during all phases of his artistic development. This major loan exhibition was organized by the Albertina Museum, Vienna, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum, to mark the 150th anniversary of Klimt's birth.

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