Discover the fantastic ceiling panels of Burgtheater's state staircase Volksgartenseite in detail and zoom in the paintings by Gustav and Ernst Klimt and Franz Matsch.
The gentleman whose handsome bearded face rests on a precious ruff collar deserves our special interest, as we are here face to face with Gustav Klimt’s only painted self-portrait. The young man behind him in the red doublet is Ernst, and the elegant man with a rimless hat standing between the two artist brothers is Franz Matsch.
Gustav Klimt, Franz Matsch und Ernst Klimt im Burgtheater. Otmar Rychlik. Hrsg. Klaus Bachler. Edition Kunstagentur, Wien, 2007