Friday, October 29, 2021

Immersive Klimt

 October 2021 - Toronto ON

We attended the Immersive Klimt this week. Other than The Kiss I didn't know much about Gustav Klimt so I watched some videos beforehand. 
Here is a short (4 min) cute intro to him.

Immersive Klimt was created by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi, who for 30 years has been pioneering immersive exhibits in Europe. His Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit produced by Lighthouse Immersive has been seen by over 3 million visitors in North America.

This is the video I watched prior to seeing the exhibit.

From the streets of Imperial Vienna to the natural world of water lilies, vibrant blooms and mermaids, to his acclaimed Golden Phase, lose yourself in the vivid imagery and bold colours of Immersive Klimt! 
Using 500,000 cubic feet of projections, 60,600 frames of video, and 90,000,000 pixels, Immersive Klimt brings the mesmerizing works of its namesake artist to life.

Our tickets were for the first showing at 11 but they opened the doors to us at 10:30 (after showing proof of vaccination and ID).

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. 

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Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Amongst his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.

Mäda Primavesi (1903–2000), 1912–1913
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Tree of Life

I made a video stringing together the videos John took.


  1. Spectacular! His work is haunting and vivid. Our gallery has one of his in the collection, along with a couple of others that are on loan to the place for a little while longer. No photography allowed for those two, unfortunately.

  2. That looks really interesting Jackie. I'm glad you shared it. And I really LOVE the Halloween header.

  3. He was a very cool artist in his time, those light shows have been here to NZ but not to my region so I haven't had a chance to see it yet.

  4. What I remembered most about Klimt from studying him in Art Appreciation was he made a lot of nudes. I actually like his art and some of this is so much different from what I saw in school. It was a stunning display and I really loved John's videos you strung together. I like how they used the background music to great effect, too. Thanks so much for this tour and great photos of the exhibition.

    BTW, I love your Halloween header/blog banner.

  5. Wow. What a beautiful show. I'd love to see one of these. The Tree of Life is something I'd like to study.

    Thank you especially for the video.


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