Gustav Klimt – Silhouette I & II (1912)

Gustav Klimt - Silhouette I & II (1912)

Remembered for his role in co-founding the Vienna Secession in 1897 after splitting fromthe city’s premiere society of artists, Gustav Klimt remains a significant figure for art history,both for his own artwork and for his influence on the Austrian Expressionist painter EgonSchiele. Klimt’s ‘Golden Phase’ was without doubt the most successful artistic period of his … Read more

Gustav Klimt – The Lovers (1913)

Gustav Klimt The Lovers 1913

Gustav Klimt continues to be remembered and celebrated for his art, as well as his role as aco-founder of the Vienna Secession. Although Klimt has gained significant notoriety andsignificance as an artist and figure in art history during the contemporary era, his work wasoften dismissed as too erotic, sensual, and sexual at the time of … Read more

Gustav Klimt – Portrait of a Young Woman (1896-7)

Gustav Klimt – Portrait of a Young Woman

Though a figure of controversy during his life, Austrian artist Gustav Klimt remains one ofthe most significant characters in art history to this day. Celebrated for pieces including TheKiss (1908 – 09) and Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), Klimt is also remembered for his boldrefusal to adhere to Austrian society’s conservatism, and his insistence on privileging … Read more

Gustav Klimt Paintings – Hidden Facts About Fascinating Artworks

Gustav Klimt Paintings

Did you know Gustav Klimt paintings were technically hidden throughout the Soviet era? Believe it or not, only specialists were aware of their existence. Only during perestroika and following the fall of the Soviet Union were the works of this artist widely accessible to the broader audience in the former USSR. Although Klimt did not … Read more

Gustav Klimt Judith and The Head Of Holofernes – A Representation Of Female Rage

Judith and The Head Of Holofernes

Gustav Klimt’s Judith and The Head of Holofernes is truly something unique. With one look, it is both astonishingly beautiful and scary. A beautiful woman, with a fancy posture, holding the head of a man can be kind of confusing. However, did you know that this woman is a biblical persona who saved her people … Read more

Tannenwald – Pine Forest by Gustav Klimt


The maestro of the Vienna Secession, Gustav Klimt, is renowned for his golden paintings of fantastical animals, opulent ornamentation, and stunning ladies. However, he also had a lesser-known side known as the Waldschrat, a lone resident of the woods.  Between 1901 and 1904, Klimt produced several breathtaking paintings of various types of wood, sometimes in … Read more