TEACHING KLIMT

Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts

Wed, 03.11.2021–Sun, 13.03.2022

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Scarcely any other artist has been the subject of so much literature as has Gustav Klimt. Yet to date the formative influence of his years at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts has received far too little attention. The MAK is now turning its attention to this topic, whereby Ferdinand Laufberger, a professor of Klimt’s whom the latter revered his entire life, is being accorded a place of honor. Besides Laufberger, the Ringstraße artists Ludwig Minnigerode, Friedrich Sturm, and Michael Rieser also left their mark as Klimt’s teachers on his work. Doubtless induced by Rudolf Eitelberger, modern artists such as Anselm Feuerbach likewise exercised an enduring influence on Klimt’s artistic development. The exhibition is thus dedicated to the influence of these years in the School of Arts and Crafts on Klimt’s oeuvre as a whole. Works from the MAK’s rich inventory, on show for the first time, are complemented by loans from international collections, illustrating the relationship between Klimt’s vocational training and his later artistic development.
Guest Curator: Otmar Rychlik
MAK Curator: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive

Program (4 Events)

Sun, 19.12.2021 4.00 pm 5.00 pm

Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT

STUDIES AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT
Guided Tour of the exhibition TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts

Scarcely any other artist has been the subject of so much literature as has Gustav Klimt. Yet to date the formative influence of his years at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts has received far too little attention. The MAK is now turning its attention to this topic, whereby Ferdinand Laufberger, a professor of Klimt’s whom the latter revered his entire life, is being accorded a place of honor. Besides Laufberger, the Ringstraße artists Ludwig Minnigerode, Friedrich Sturm, and Michael Rieser also left their mark as Klimt’s teachers on his work. Doubtless induced by Rudolf Eitelberger, modern artists such as Anselm Feuerbach likewise exercised an enduring influence on Klimt’s artistic development. The exhibition is thus dedicated to the influence of these years in the School of Arts and Crafts on Klimt’s oeuvre as a whole. Works from the MAK’s rich inventory, on show for the first time, are complemented by loans from international collections, illustrating the relationship between Klimt’s vocational training and his later artistic development.

VISITING THE MUSEUM + GUIDED TOURS
2G (vaccinated or recovered)
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 
REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 
HEADPHONES
The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
Sun, 26.12.2021 4.00 pm 5.00 pm

Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT

STUDIES AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT
Guided Tour of the exhibition TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts

Scarcely any other artist has been the subject of so much literature as has Gustav Klimt. Yet to date the formative influence of his years at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts has received far too little attention. The MAK is now turning its attention to this topic, whereby Ferdinand Laufberger, a professor of Klimt’s whom the latter revered his entire life, is being accorded a place of honor. Besides Laufberger, the Ringstraße artists Ludwig Minnigerode, Friedrich Sturm, and Michael Rieser also left their mark as Klimt’s teachers on his work. Doubtless induced by Rudolf Eitelberger, modern artists such as Anselm Feuerbach likewise exercised an enduring influence on Klimt’s artistic development. The exhibition is thus dedicated to the influence of these years in the School of Arts and Crafts on Klimt’s oeuvre as a whole. Works from the MAK’s rich inventory, on show for the first time, are complemented by loans from international collections, illustrating the relationship between Klimt’s vocational training and his later artistic development.

VISITING THE MUSEUM + GUIDED TOURS
2G (vaccinated or recovered)
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 
REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 
HEADPHONES
The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
Tue, 18.01.2022 6.30 pm 7.30 pm

Curator Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT

STUDIES AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
Curator Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT
Guided Tour of the exhibition TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts with mit Otmar Rychlik

Scarcely any other artist has been the subject of so much literature as has Gustav Klimt. Yet to date the formative influence of his years at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts has received far too little attention. The MAK is now turning its attention to this topic, whereby Ferdinand Laufberger, a professor of Klimt’s whom the latter revered his entire life, is being accorded a place of honor. Besides Laufberger, the Ringstraße artists Ludwig Minnigerode, Friedrich Sturm, and Michael Rieser also left their mark as Klimt’s teachers on his work. Doubtless induced by Rudolf Eitelberger, modern artists such as Anselm Feuerbach likewise exercised an enduring influence on Klimt’s artistic development. The exhibition is thus dedicated to the influence of these years in the School of Arts and Crafts on Klimt’s oeuvre as a whole. Works from the MAK’s rich inventory, on show for the first time, are complemented by loans from international collections, illustrating the relationship between Klimt’s vocational training and his later artistic development.
 
VISITING THE MUSEUM + GUIDED TOURS
2G (vaccinated or recovered)
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 
REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 
HEADPHONES
The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
 

1459977553881
Tue, 08.03.2022 6.30 pm 7.30 pm

Curator Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT

STUDIES AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
Curator Guided Tour TEACHING KLIMT
Guided Tour of the exhibition TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts with mit Otmar Rychlik

Scarcely any other artist has been the subject of so much literature as has Gustav Klimt. Yet to date the formative influence of his years at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts has received far too little attention. The MAK is now turning its attention to this topic, whereby Ferdinand Laufberger, a professor of Klimt’s whom the latter revered his entire life, is being accorded a place of honor. Besides Laufberger, the Ringstraße artists Ludwig Minnigerode, Friedrich Sturm, and Michael Rieser also left their mark as Klimt’s teachers on his work. Doubtless induced by Rudolf Eitelberger, modern artists such as Anselm Feuerbach likewise exercised an enduring influence on Klimt’s artistic development. The exhibition is thus dedicated to the influence of these years in the School of Arts and Crafts on Klimt’s oeuvre as a whole. Works from the MAK’s rich inventory, on show for the first time, are complemented by loans from international collections, illustrating the relationship between Klimt’s vocational training and his later artistic development.
 
VISITING THE MUSEUM + GUIDED TOURS
2G (vaccinated or recovered)
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 
REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 
HEADPHONES
The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
 

1459977553881
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Media

MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts 
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts
Carl Rahl (attributed), Portrait of Rudolf Eitelberger von Edelberg, Vienna, ca. 1850, Oil on canvas
Gustav Klimt, Kopfstudie nach einem Gipsmodell im Dreiviertelprofil, Wien, 1878, Kreide, Leihgabe Universität für angewandte Kunst
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts
Anselm von Feuerbach, Spring Scene, 1868, Oil on canvas, Loan from Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Ferdinand Laufberger, Das Blinde-Kuh-Spiel [Blind Man’s Buff], Vienna, 1865
Oil on canvas
© Otmar Rychlik
 
 
Anselm Feuerbach, Spring scene, 1868 
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, A I 863
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie/Photographer: Andres Kilger
 
Friedrich Sturm, Design for a wall decoration with two putti, Vienna, ca. 1890
Pencil
MAK, KI 8079-7
© MAK
 
Ferdinand Laufberger, Arma Christi, Design for a ceiling painting in the Votivkirche, Vienna, before 1879
Pencil, watercolor, golden paint 
MAK, KI 3978-350-2
© MAK
 
Gustav Klimt, Allegory of Sculpture, from: Festschrift of the Imperial Royal Museum of Art and Industry, Vienna, 1889
Commissioner: Vienna School of Arts and Crafts 
Pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, golden highlights 
MAK, BI 21482-20 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Ferdinand Laufberger, Design for an arched window in the rotunda for the 1873 Vienna World’s Fair, Vienna, 1872
India ink, gouache
MAK, KI 3978-52
© MAK
 
Ferdinand Laufberger, Sgraffito design for the garden and dining hall of the August Heckmann villa in Berlin, Vienna, before 1876
India ink
MAK, KI 3978-89
© MAK
 
Gustav Klimt, Poster for the 1st art exhibition of the Union of Austrian Artists – Secession, Vienna, 1898
Commissioner: Union of Austrian Artists – Secession 
Print: Albert Berger, Vienna
Lithography
MAK, PI 1658
© MAK
 
Ernst and Gustav Klimt, Poster for the International Exhibition for Music and Theater, Vienna, 1893
Lithography
MAK, PI 1726
© MAK/Nathan Murrell
Gustav Klimt, The Fable, Copy for Allegorien und Embleme [Allegories and Emblems], no. 75a, Publisher: Gerlach & Schenk, Vienna, 1883
Oil on canvas 
Wien Museum, 25001
© Birgit and Peter Kainz/Wien Museum 
 
Ferdinand Laufberger, Scenes from the Vienna Prater, ca. 1881
Wien Museum, 31555
© Birgit and Peter Kainz/Wien Museum
 
Ferdinand Laufberger, Garden and dining hall of the Heckmann villa in Berlin, 
from: Architektonisches Skizzen-Buch [Architectural Sketch Book], Publisher: Ernst & Korn Berlin, before 1876
Lithography
MAK, BI 526-6
© MAK
 
Friedrich Sturm, Spielende Kinder, Allegorie der Jagd [Playing Children, Allegory of Hunting], undated
Oil on cardboard 
© Otmar Rychlik
 
Friedrich Sturm, Spielende Kinder, Allegorie der Landwirtschaft [Playing Children, Allegory of Agriculture], undated
Oil on cardboard
© Otmar Rychlik
 
Ferdinand Laufberger, Allegorien der Architektur [Allegories of Architecture], Design for the façade of the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, Vienna, before 1871
Pencil, India ink, watercolor, white highlights
MAK KI 3978-79-1
© MAK
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts 
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts 
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts 
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts 
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts
Right picture: Gustav Klimt, Fable. Model for Gerlach & Schenk, “Allegories and Emblems,” no. 75a, 1883, Oil on canvas, Loan from Wien Museum
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB 
© MAK/Georg Mayer