Gustav Klimt

Austrian, Art Nouveau, 1862-1918

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The Kiss
Gustav Klimt
275 USD
 

Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I
Gustav Klimt
275 USD

Portrait of Fritza Riedler
Gustav Klimt
246 USD

The Three Ages of Woman
Gustav Klimt
265 USD
 
Hope II
Gustav Klimt
274 USD
 
Death and Life
Gustav Klimt
312 USD
 
Preparatory Design
Gustav Klimt
252 USD
 
The Sunflower
Gustav Klimt
264 USD

Malcesine am Gardasee
Gustav Klimt
254 USD

Girlfriends
Gustav Klimt
264 USD

Kirche in Unterach am Attersee
Gustav Klimt
253 USD

Lady with Fan
Gustav Klimt
265 USD

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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, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.

Early in his artistic career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he developed a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated when the paintings he completed around 1900 for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna were criticized as pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his "golden phase," many of which include gold leaf. Klimt's work was an important influence on his younger contemporary Egon Schiele.