Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Gustav, Gustav and Co. SOLD OUT

  • Royal Over-Seas League |
  • Talk |
  • Monday, 24 November 2014 - 15:00 until 16:00

Gustav Klimt and Gustav Mahler dominated the arts in Vienna at the turn of the last century, both within Imperial-endorsed institutions and as part of the breakaway culture of modernism and the Secession. Comparing these totemic talents, writer, broadcaster and cultural historian Gavin Plumley will place Klimt and Mahler in context, seeking to question what fundamentally links or divides them.

This is the third in a series of London Afternoon Talks – MUSIC IN ART. Using both visual images and sound clips we look at Music in Art from the end of the 19th century to the early part of the 20th. As expressed by Kandinsky – ‘lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?’

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Royal Over-Seas League
Overseas House, Park Place London SW1A 1LR