Gustav Klimt and Vienna's Golden Age

Ref: C3671194

By the 1880s, Vienna as the centre of the Hapsburg Empire, was at a cultural crossroads; the modern world increasingly demanding inclusion. The new cultural developments revolved around The Secession, a group of artists determined to introduce more exciting, international and controversial elements into their art work. Leading this group was Gustav Klimt, whose style developed from the academic, in portraiture and allegorical subjects to increasingly reflect the modern, especially in his wide ranging depiction of women, which reflected his personal life and the sometimes scandalous nature of Viennese high society.

Course aim

this course will celebrate the central place of Gustav Klimt in the culture of the Golden Age of Vienna

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • have a better appreciation of Gustav Klimt's contribution to world art and culture
  • relate his art to the cultural milieu of Vienna before the Great War
  • also be aware of a number of other artists working in a comparable way at the same time in German speaking countries

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • illustrated lectures and discussion throughout, also including students' research

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • any reading relating to Vienna, Klimt and The Secession would be an advantage

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • any reading relating to Vienna, Klimt and The Secession would be an advantage

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Gustav Klimt and Vienna's Golden Age Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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