Gustav Klimt: Founder of the Austrian Art Nouveau painting. The main
subject of his painting was a woman's body, and most of his work is
distinguished by a frank eroticism.
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), the famous Austrian painter. Born in a suburb
of Vienna in the family of artist-engraver. He graduated from the Vienna
School of Decorative Arts. His early work consisted mainly of large
murals for theaters, and were written in a naturalistic style. In the
paintings depicting allegorical figures executed by Klimt in 1890-1891
on the arches of a great staircase Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna,
first appeared in the features that have become key in his creativity - a
clear outline and a penchant for ornamentalizmu. After 1898, Klimt's
work, are becoming more decorative, symbolic aspect.
Gustav Klimt - the leader of the Viennese avant-garde turn of the
century, an active member of the community of artists and innovators,
"Secession". Klimt's best works - his later portraits, with their flat,
unshaded surfaces, translucent, mosaic colors and forms, and sinuous,
florid lines and samples. Klimt's paintings combine two opposing forces:
on the one hand - this thirst for absolute freedom in the depiction of
subjects that lead to the game of ornamental forms. These works are
really symbolic and must be considered in the context of symbolism as an
expression of an inaccessible world stands against time and reality. On
the other hand - this power of perception of nature, which mitigates
the impact of ornamental pomp in his paintings. Among his most exciting
work - a series of mosaic murals at Pallas Stoclet, wealthy private
mansion in Brussels.
By the end of his life in 1917, Klimt won full recognition, becoming an honorary professor of the Vienna and Munich Academies.
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