The exhibition focuses on the work of Gustav Klimt, his connections with Italy and the achievements of the Vienna Secession, with an emphasis on the artist's connection with Italy. The Belvedere presents eleven of Klimt's most famous paintings, including "Judith" and "Portrait of Amalia Zuckerkandl" as well as around fifty other paintings and sculptures by artists of the Vienna Secession.
An absolute sensation was the presentation of Klimt's Portrait of a Lady, which mysteriously disappeared in 1997 from the Ricci Oddi Gallery in Piacenza. The painting is on public display for the first time since its impressive restoration in 2019. Works from several other public and private collections round out the exhibition.