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Klimt

Klimt

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Gustav Klimt was born in Austria in 1862 and spent his working life in Vienna, a city whose artistic chaos made it an extraordinary place to live. In his early career he received a public commission to paint a series of frescos, and received the “Gold Cross for Artistic Merit” for his Burgtheater murals. However, his name is most enduringly linked to the Viennese Secession. This revolutionary movement separated itself definitively from public, academic art.
The atmosphere of Klimt’s Nuda Veritas could be likened to the slow languor of Strauss’s operas or to the theatre productions of Schnitzler. His paintings and the few of his drawings that were not destroyed by fire demonstrate a sensuality of rare delicacy. For Klimt, “All art is erotic”, whether expressed through the extravagant Byzantine decoration of his Judith I, or through pure nudity.

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Author(s)
Publisher
Parkstone International
Publication year
2004
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Perfect Square
Page amount
82 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781781608135
Printed ISBN
9781844840106

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