Klimt in Japan: Art Exhibitions of the Artist of Vienna’s Golden Age

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Gustav Klimt is one of the most famous artists in 19th century Vienna. This year, two exhibitions of Klimt are scheduled in Japan.

Gustav Klimt: Vienna-Japan 1900 (Tokyo, Aichi)

This is the exhibition that marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918).

The exhibition includes entire Klimt’s works from his realistic early paintings to the later works. One of them, “Judith I” is a masterpiece using gold leaf that attracts viewers’ eyes.


VenueTokyo Metropolitan Art Museum MAP
PeriodApril 23 (Tue) to July 10 (Wed), 2019


VenueToyota Municipal Museum of Art MAP
PeriodJuly 23 (Tue) to October 14 (Mon, Holiday)
Portrait of Helene Klimt

Portrait of Helene Klimt, Gustav Klimt, 1898. Image: Public Domain Museum of Art


Vienna on the Path to Modernism (Tokyo, Osaka)

This exhibition is held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Austria.

In this exhibition, visitor can learn the cultural background of Vienna from 18th to late 19th century. Not only Klimt but also the works painted by a couple of artists of the same age, such as Egon Schiele (1890-1918) and Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), are on exhibit.


VenueThe National Art Center, Tokyo MAP
PeriodApril 24 (Wed) to August 5 (Mon), 2019


VenueThe National Museum of Art, Osaka MAP
PeriodAugust 27 (Tue) to December 8 (Sun), 2019
Portrait of Emilie Louise Floge

Portrait of Emilie Louise Floge (part), Gustav Klimt, 1902. Image: Public Domain Museum of Art

Self-portrait with black container

Self-portrait with black container, Egon Schiele, 1911. Image: Public Domain Museum of Art