Mon 2 June 2008, The Independent

Gustav Klimt: the Tate's much-hyped new show reveals a painter who's all style and no substance

By Tom Lubbock
I should say, straight out, that I'm not an admirer, and later on I'll be being rude. But many people must be looking forward to this show. Since the great Art Nouveau revival of the 1960s, Gustav Klimt has become one of our favourite painters. Once his feasts of flesh and opulent decoration were a purely Viennese delicacy. Now The Kiss hangs on bedroom walls across the world.
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