Gustav Klimt

1862-1918

Author: Gilles Néret

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 618

Gustav Klimt's art thoroughly expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. The ecstatic joy which Klimt and his contemporaries found - or hoped to find - in beauty was constantly overshadowed by death. And death therefore plays an important role in Klimt's art. Klimt's fame, however, rests on his reputation as one of the greatest erotic painters and graphic artists of his times. In particular, his drawings, which have been widely admired for their artistic excellence, are dominated by the erotic portrayal of women. Klimt saw the world "in female form". [site accessed 23/07/2012 - http://www.amazon.com/Gustav-Klimt-1862-1918-Basic-Art/dp/382285980X].

Gustav Klimt

Author: Jane Rogoyska

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 874

“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.

Gustav Klimt

A Critical Reappraisal

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 195

View: 625

 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.

One Hundred Drawings

Author: Gustav Klimt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 15

View: 705

Selected drawings of the female form by the foremost representative of the turn-of-the-century Austrian Secessionsstil group

Gustav Klimt

Landscapes

Author: Gustav Klimt

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 217

View: 942

Now in flexi-cover, this visually stunning collection of Klimt's landscape paintings brings to light a lesser-known aspect of the Viennese painter's uvre. While Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbol-laden portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting. For many years the artist travelled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer, where he took advantage of the extraordinary light and spectacular hues to paint and sketch landscapes. Among the most exquisite of Klimt's landscapes are those in which he experimented with composition and style. Accompanied by scholarly essays, the images reproduced in this book comprise all extant landscapes from this brilliant artist, proving that his mastery extends beyond portraiture and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life's work.

Gustav Klimt

Author: Patrick Bade

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 690

“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.

Gustav Klimt

Author: Christian M. Nebehay

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 755

Explores the turn-of-the-century Viennese painter's life and work, highlights the utopian Seccession movement of which Klimt was a leader, and reproduces the artist's paintings, sketches, and correspondence

Art Masterclass with Gustav Klimt

Author: Lucy Brownridge

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 32

View: 783

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.

Gustav Klimt

Drawings and Pastels

Author: Narim Bender

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 65

View: 822

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist artist, whose primary subject was the female body. His paintings, murals, and sketches are marked by a sensual eroticism, which is especially apparent in his pencil drawings. He was Vienna's most famous advocator of Art Nouveau, or, as the style was identified in Germany, "youth style". He is remembered as one of the famous decorative artists of the 20 century, and he also created one of the century's most important examples of erotic art. Primarily flourishing as a conservative academic painter, his run into with more modern trends in European art encouraged him to build up his own free and frequently out of this world style. Drawings played a major role in Gustav Klimt's artistic development. From sketches and preparations for oil paintings, to erotic drawings and portraits, the present book illustrates the full range and depth of Klimt's abilities as a draughtsman. Klimt's talent and brilliance as a draughtsman, however, was widely recognized only after Klimt's death. During his lifetime, he hardly sold a drawing nor did he exhibit them.

Delphi Complete Works of Gustav Klimt (Illustrated)

Author: Gustav Klimt

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 345

View: 378

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