Gustav Klimt's Art Nouveau sensibility, and his famous masterpieces are amongst the many wonders of the art world. His powerful strokes, and intimate, emotional artworks were a sensation in early 20th century Vienna. Now you can create your own version of Klimt's stunning work, then frame, send as a gift, or simply admire your own expert handiwork.
Gustav Klimt is a Austrian painter well known for his paintings, sketches, and murals. His most famous painting is Adele, The Woman in Gold which is depicted on the cover of this coloring book. There are 65 of his artworks made into grayscale images for your enjoyment to color and to bring each of these images back to life through your artistic coloring. This coloring book will bring hours of coloring and stress relief to your life.
Colouring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed. During his lifetime, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was said to have created the most beautiful painting in the world. Not all critics agreed with that opinion, but one thing is certain: Gustav Klimt displayed great flair for originality in the numerous sketches and paintings he created. Whether his subjects were buildings, chickens, or people, Klimt made each image unique and striking- often by including colourful patterns and dazzling details. You will find twenty-two of Gustav Klimt's artworks in this coluoring book. They are shown as small pictures on the inside front and back covers. When you colour in the line drawings, you could copy the originals, or you might prefer to create your own colour combinations. We've left the last page of this colouring book blank so that you can draw and colour a picture of your own. Will it be a portrait, a landscape, a picture of your house and family, or something wholly from your imagination? Each illustration is reproduced in a small, colour version of the original artwork and as a full-page black line drawing.
Color your favorite painting by Gustav Klimt in this dazzling coloring book in the Color Your Own classic art series. One of the most popular painters of the modern period, Austrian Gustav Klimt created dozens of murals, portraits, and landscapes. Two of his most famous paintings, the iconic The Kiss and The Woman in Gold (also known as Adele Bloch-Bauer I), demonstrate his breathtaking skill with gold leaf. Now, fans can color these and other favorite Klimt artworks with Color Your Own Klimt. Produced in conjunction with The Belvedere museum in Vienna, Austria, which houses the world’s largest collection of oil paintings by the artist, Color Your Own Klimt includes Adam and Eve, Lady with Fan, Judith, and many other works, reproduced in exquisitely detailed black-and-white line art. Because the pages are printed on a heavy paper stock, coloring enthusiasts can use any ordinary medium—paints, color pencils, crayons, markers—to create their own works of art, and a handy index of the original paintings helps them color true to life.
“I am not interested in myself as a subject for painting, but in others, particularly women...”Beautiful, sensuous and above all erotic, Gustav Klimt’s paintings speak of a world of opulence and leisure, which seems aeons away from the harsh, post-modern environment we live in now. The subjects he treats – allegories, portraits, landscapes and erotic figures – contain virtually no reference to external events, but strive rather to create a world where beauty, above everything else, is dominant. His use of colour and pattern was profoundly influenced by the art of Japan, ancient Egypt, and Byzantium. Ravenne, the flat, two-dimensional perspective of his paintings, and the frequently stylised quality of his images form an oeuvre imbued with a profound sensuality and one where the figure of woman, above all, reigns supreme. Klimt’s very first works brought him success at an unusually young age. Gustav, born in 1862, obtained a state grant to study at Kunstgewerbeschule (the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts) at the age of fourteen. His talents as a draughtsman and painter were quickly noticed, and in 1879 he formed the Künstlercompagnie (Artists’ Company) with his brother Ernst and another student, Franz Matsch. The latter part of the nineteenth century was a period of great architectural activity in Vienna. In 1857, the Emperor Franz Joseph had ordered the destruction of the fortifications that had surrounded the medieval city centre. The Ringstrasse was the result, a budding new district with magnificent buildings and beautiful parks, all paid for by public expenses. Therefore the young Klimt and his partners had ample opportunities to show off their talents, and they received early commissions to contribute to the decorations for the pageant organised to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of the Emperor Franz Joseph and the Empress Elisabeth. In 1894, Matsch moved out of their communal studio, and in 1897 Klimt, together with his closest friends, resigned from the Künstlerhausgenossenschaft (the Cooperative Society of Austrian Artists) to form a new movement known as the Secession, of which he was immediately elected president. The Secession was a great success, holding both a first and second exhibition in 1898. The movement made enough money to commission its very own building, designed for it by the architect Joseph Maria Olbrich. Above the entrance was its motto: “To each age its art, to art its freedom.” From around 1897 onward, Klimt spent almost every summer on the Attersee with the Flöge family. These were periods of peace and tranquillity in which he produced the landscape paintings constituting almost a quarter of his entire oeuvre. Klimt made sketches for virtually everything he did. Sometimes there were over a hundred drawings for one painting, each showing a different detail – a piece of clothing or jewellery, or a simple gesture. Just how exceptional Gustav Klimt was is perhaps reflected in the fact that he had no predecessors and no real followers. He admired Rodin and Whistler without slavishly copying them, and was admired in turn by the younger Viennese painters Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, both of whom were greatly influenced by Klimt.
Create your own Gustav Klimt with 22 illustrations of his paintings to colour in. The Austrian symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt was famous for his striking paintings, murals and sketches and remains one of Europe’s most popular artists today. His iconic images are instantly recognizable, and this inspiring new colouring book contains a selection of Klimt’s greatest works from the collection of the Belvedere Museum in Vienna. The book includes intricate illustrations of works such as The Kiss, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, The Beethoven Frieze, Portrait of Fritza Riedler and Lake Attersee. Each of the original artworks is reproduced in colour, so that you can decide whether you prefer to choose your own colours, or to use the colours that the artist intended. So grab your gold pen, and discover the therapeutic magic of colouring!
Learn to make art like the masters with art masterclass! In each book, undertake 12 lessons including drawing, colouring and sketching activities that are designed to show you how the artist worked. Like Klimt, you'll use collage to make portraits, create patterns to illustrate your art and learn how to show the expressions of people in your pictures with a pencil. Then you can use everything you've learnt to create your masterpiece on the pull-out poster at the back using the sticker sheet.
Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) expressed in his work a fascination with the liminal worlds that underpin his figures and landscapes. His art echoes different styles and traditions yet he has no obvious predecessors or disciples. Offering a critical reappraisal of Klimt, the author explores the threshold universe depicted in a wide range of works from all phases of his prolific career, complemented with references to his correspondence.
The Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt was a founding member of the Vienna Secession, whose celebrated paintings and murals are widely regarded as modern masterpieces of twentieth century art. The Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Klimt’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions and hundreds of high quality images. (Version 1) * The complete paintings of Gustav Klimt — over 250 images, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order * Includes reproductions of rare lost works * Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Klimt’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books * Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete paintings * Easily locate the paintings you want to view * Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights THE THEATRE IN TAORMINA THE OLD BURGTHEATER IN VIENNA PORTRAIT OF PIANIST JOSEPH PEMBAUER LOVE MUSIC I PALLAS ATHENA NUDA VERITAS JUDITH AND THE HEAD OF HOLOFERNES GOLDFISH BEETHOVEN FRIEZE THE THREE AGES OF WOMAN PORTRAIT OF FRITZA RIEDLER WATER SNAKES I PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER I THE KISS DANAË TREE OF LIFE ADAM AND EVE The Paintings THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles