Modern artists you should know #5
Gustav Klimt 1862-1918
Gustav klimt was one of the outstanding representatives of Austrian Art Nouveau, and was a key figure in the international avant-garde’s breaktrough in Vienna. By resorting to pre-formed stylistic elements, he developed a new symbolic visual idiom.
The high points of klimt’s “golden phase” include his potrait of Adele bloch-bauer, known as “Golden Adele,” and his masterpiece, the kiss. Gustav Klimt Became very famous for his work. Unfortunately he died from a stroke in 1918, at the age of 56. he left numerous unfinished paintings. After his death, more than 4,000 drawings were also published – many of them was erotic depictions of women.
Gustav klimt, The kiss, 1907, oil and gold on canvas
Gustav klimt, Potrait of Adele bloch-bauer, 1907, oil and gold on canvas
Gustav klimt, The Virgin, 1913, oil on canvas
Gustav klimt, Villa on the Attersee, 1914, oil on canvas