The work of Gustav Klimt on the transition from classical art to art Nouveau marked the beginning of modern art in Vienna. 100 years after the artist's death, the Leopold Museum pays tribute to the leading figure of the extensive exhibition "Gustav Klimt. Artist of the century". The exhibition contains eight thematic emphasis, illustrating all periods of the artist's career through 35 paintings, 90 drawings, 30 photographs and approximately 150 archival documents.
Along with the exhibits from Museum and private collection Leopold in the halls also presented numerous works donated to the Museum by a descendant of the Klimt long-term lease, and four paintings and six drawings from a private collection, which was also entrusted to the facility on a regular basis. A number of exhibits sent for Austrian and international collections, including the Klimt Foundation, which is a partner of the exhibition. Along with exceptional works from international collections and the Museum's own collections, visitors can see the new exhibit, and obtained the institution in the permanent rental only Vienna Klimt landscape "Landscape schönbrunn Palace" (1916).
The curators of the Museum first carried out a dialogue between two monumental allegorical works – "Death and life" (1910/11, reworked 1915/16 in the year) and "Bride" (1917/18). The first for 40 years, is a collection of the Leopold Museum and the second in 2013 belongs to the artist.