Google Arts & Culture has a beautiful virtual reality exhibition showing the works of the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, not only you can go around the rooms like in a real art gallery but you can also listen to an informative audio tour.
Furthermore, the paintings come from different museums and collections scattered in many parts of the world, so it’s an imaginary exhibition that, thanks to modern technology, you can enjoy from your desk/sofa/bed.
You will be able to zoom in in the paintings in a way that you can’t possible do in real life without being told off by a museum guard. There are no other visitors and you will always have a clear view.
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. He is noted for his paintings involving beautiful women in various sensuous poses.
He is most well-known for his paintings of women, their symbols and images which are rendered with a strong sense of decorative style.
Klimt’s work has been influenced by many historical events including: The Byzantine style seen in his painting “The Virgin” and the Renaissance style seen in his painting “Judith”. Klimt was also influenced by other Austrian artists such as Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
Klimt’s painting techniques are some of the most important aspects of his style. He is best known for his use of vibrant colors, which he would place next to each other in order to create different gradients. He also made extensive use of gold and silver leafing, which was uncommon for artists at that time. These techniques were invented by Klimt himself and are what make him one of the most distinctive painters in the world.
Some people believe that Klimt’s technique still holds up today because it is more modern than many contemporary artworks.