Thursday, July 17, 2008

Love New Media visit the capital of culture!

Always keen to keep the team in touch with creative genius... and finding inspiration... Penny took a trip to Liverpool during it's year as European Capital of Culture to see an exciting new exhibition at the Tate.
Liverpool and the Tates current exhibition Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna 1900. The most impressive piece on show is the full size reconstruction of the Beethoven Frieze, which seemed quite at home taking up the whole of the ground floor, and was impressive up close.
Klimt was one of the founding members of the Secessions, a group of artists who collaborated and exhibited in Vienna. The members of the Secession produced art decoration and typography to create a brand identity. Klimts visual designs for the Secessions first exhibition were particularly appealing.

The rest of the exhibition, on the fourth floor was a collection of Klimts artwork displayed alongside furniture, photographs, sketches, posters and jewellry from a group of artists and artisans with whom he collaborated. The exhibition displayed Klimts work in context with the objects they would have originally accompanied in the luxurious homes of wealthy who commissioned them.
Check it out next time you're in the pool, it's on until 31 August 2008. The multimedia tour is definitly recommended.

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