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Aug 08

Arts Everyday Living: Gustav Klimt’s Sunflowers—Golden Rivals of Van Gogh?

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KLIMT’S SUNFLOWERS

GOLDEN RIVALS OF VAN GOGH?

 

What a summer, what a summer!

This is magic indeed.

And how I ask you, did it come

Just like that, out of the blue.

Fyodor Tyutchev*

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Klimt

Gustav Klimt, The Sunflowers, c. 1906, oil on canvas, Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

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One of Vienna’s most celebrated artists, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is usually associated with paintings such as the erotic The Kiss or the dazzling “gold” portrait of society beauty Adele Bloch-Bauer.  However, he also produced a body of work, including The Sunflowers above, inspired by the lush countryside surrounding Lake Attersee, where he escaped most summers from the heat and congestion of the city.

*Russian poet Fyodor Tyutchev (1803-1873) often expressed his love of nature and the changing seasons through the artistic medium of verse. He is  considered a significant figure of the Romantic cultural movement.

For more about Klimt, click:

Gustav Klimt—Artists’ Birthdays This Week

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

Enjoy the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, another artist of flowers, in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!

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