Saturday, March 16, 2013

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862 – 1918)

Allegory of Sculpture 1889

Female nude

Dame im Fauteuil (Lady in an Armchair), 1897
Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 cm. Private Collection

The Swamp, 1900

Lakeshore with Birches, 1901

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, muralssketches, and other art objects. Klimt's primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism.

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