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 Three Ages of Woman – Representation Of Cycle Of Life

Gustav Klimt Three Ages of Woman

Gustav Klimt painted The Three Ages of Woman, an oil on canvas work of symbolism and Art Nouveau, in 1905. It is housed in Italy’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna. The picture has the keywords allegory and ladies and is in the public domain.  The artwork shows three phases of a woman’s life. The relationship between … Read more

Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze – Majestic Monumental Allegory

Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze

Gustav Klimt has been famous for creating images of exquisite female portraiture, seductive and perilous settings, and ornamental themes with gold accents. But if you’ve ever seen Vienna’s renowned Secession building, which is now a gallery for modern art, you could also picture a massive gorilla wearing a turban. The gorilla is a mythical giant … Read more

Gustav Klimt Danae – A Metaphor For The Transforming Power of Divine Love

Gustav Klimt Danae

What have you heard about the Greek symbol of modesty, Danae? Well, for centuries, Danae was a popular inspirational and mythological figure for artists. It turns out that Gustav Klimt was no exception.  Klimt created his interpretation of Danae in 1907. This painting is an ideal representation of transcendence and heavenly love and is quite … Read more

Gustav Klimt – Malcesine on Lake Garda

Gustav Klimt Malcesine on Lake Garda

Although Gustav Klimt’s landscape paintings are less well recognized, they are nonetheless a very important part of his body of work. One of his best-known locations is Malcesine on Lake Garda. The piece is an extraordinary fusion of his firm, vibrant creative style with the breathtaking surroundings of where he would work. Egon Schiele, a … Read more

Gustav Klimt Hope II – Unique Artwork Portraying Pregnant Woman

Gustav Klimt Hope II

A wide variety of elements, including ancient Greek art, Byzantine mosaics, and late-medieval painting, had a significant impact on Klimt’s highly ornamental, sensual female figures. One of Klimt’s amazing paintings, dating back to 1907, is Hope II.  Including Hope II, his work embodied the understated erotic, psychological, and aesthetic preoccupations of fin-de-siècle Viennese intellectuals as … Read more