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Aug 13

Arts Everyday Living: A Summer Walk with Gustav Klimt—the Castle on the Lake

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A SUMMER WALK WITH GUSTAV KLIMT

THE CASTLE ON THE LAKE

 

 

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Gustav Klimt, A Castle and Moat, 1908-1909, oil on canvas, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

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The surroundings of the lake are mountainous, especially towards the South….In the late 19th century, the lake was highly popular among Viennese artists.  Celebrities such as Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, and Gustav Klimt spent their summers in the region.

Description of Lake Attersee, Austria, Tour My Country.com website.

Viennese superstar artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) created some of the most famous icons of modern art including Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (the subject of 2015 movie Woman in Gold) and The Kiss.  However, during his summers at Lake Attersee just outside of Vienna, Klimt produced dozens of landscapes of the natural beauty of the mountains and woods that still attract vacationeers today.

Also click:

Gustav Klimt’s Sunflowers: Golden Rivals of Van Gogh

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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