Austrian artistic superstar Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is best known for his “golden” portraits of clients like Adele Bloch-Bauer and the erotic The Kiss. However, one of his last works is of a baby atop what seems like a quilted mountain of multi-colored patterns and textures. Can you see the face that seems to emerge near the […]
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Viennese master Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is famed for his golden visions such as Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer and The Kiss. However, he produced a considerable number of landscapes, inspired by his summers at Lake Attersee near his beloved Vienna.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO–THE SPIRIT OF MONA LISA, FROM VERMEER TO KLIMT The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday’s was Thursday, April 15, 1452. A true Renaissance man, one of the great geniuses of history: a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. And creator of the most famous painting in the world: the Mona […]
Today Austrian icon Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is internationally renowned, especially for works like The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. His portrayal of Sonja Knips above is an early painting, already demonstrating his ability to recreate the beauty and spirit of the subject. Irish painter Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947) is not as well known; his Contemplation below captures the […]
Here’s a repeat of an autumn blog from 2015. AUTUMN REFLECTIONS THE MYSTERY OF THE FOREST In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to be static things. In physical terms I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. John Fowles Early Modern artist […]
Super-star artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is usually identified with The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (of movie Woman in Gold fame), but he also was a creative landscapist working mainly at Attersee in the Austrian countryside.
Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1880-1918) and his mentor Gustav Klimt are were two leading creative forces in the Viennese arts world in the first decades of the 20th century. Schiele produced a variety of subjects, from portraits and self-portraits to interpretations of nature such as the vibrant Field of Flowers above.
A SUMMER WALK WITH GUSTAV KLIMT THE CASTLE ON THE LAKE 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 […]
KLIMT’S PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER ARRIVING TUESDAY But today, visit a moment with the elegant Marie Breunig, an earlier subject of Vienna’s greatest artist. The above image is used solely for educational purposes. And revitalize yourself with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!