In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s birth, the Belvedere palace and museum in Vienna—which owns the world’s largest collection of his paintings, including The Kiss (1908)—has amassed a special exhibition on the visionary Austrian artist. “The Jubilee Exhibition: 150 Years of Gustav Klimt” runs until January 6, 2013, in the Upper Belvedere. The palace was built in the 18th century as the summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. The Republic of Austria took ownership in 1919 and transformed it into its current incarnation—a must-see, not only for its unrivalled selection of Klimt works, but also for its baroque architecture and sweeping city views.
Photo ©Belvedere, Vienna.