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Gustav Klimt Presentation
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Jones, Jonathan. "The Last Romantic." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 21 Sept. 2001. Web. 04 June 2013.
Kallir, Jane. Gustav Klimt: 25 Masterworks. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1989. Print.
O'Connor, Anne Marie. The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. New York: Knopf, 2012. Print. The Early Years Gustav Klimt was born in Vienna in 1862, although his father was a gold engraver, his family lived an impoverished life. When Klimt was 14 he attended the Vienna Public Art School where he was recognized with top honors and did very well. When Klimt was 21 he started a business with his brother an Franz Matsch from the Company of Artists. Family Life Klimt was more of a Ladies' Man, than a Family Man. Klimt did father 14 children but they were all illegitimate. He had many passionate relationships but was mysterious to the point of not revealing if they were out of love, lust, or friendship. Klimt enjoyed spending time with Alma Schindlerh who later married another man, and Emilie Flöge who he worked on fashion designs with and painted frequently. Klimt was a great Artist, but... You guys, are awesome too! Interesting Fact Klimt has a very decorative and ornate style so before he became famous for his portraits and emotional scenes he was paid by public commissions used to literally "decorate" buildings with gilded paint. During one commission, Klimt had a falling out with the previously mentioned friend Matsch and spent a lengthy time trying to complete the piece. Eventually finished, the work was so controversial Klimt never created commissions for the public again. Paintings at the Great Hall in Vienna University The Style and Mediums of Klimt Klimt's style is whimsical and thought-provoking. He captures a dreamy sense with dazzling gold leaf and round voluptuous shapes but also plays with dimension and pattern to add more to the scene. He tends to use oil but administers other techniques like gold-leaf, engraving, and a variety of applications like watercolor or pencil to add texture difference. The Ladies Klimt was enamored by the female figure. This was the main thrust of his works. His paintings are sensual and erotic, but still retain a sense of coy. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer-1
Oil, gold, and silver leaf
138 cm × 138 cm (54 in × 54 in) The Kiss
oil and gold leaf
180 cm × 180 cm Danaë
77cm x 83cm Pallas Athena
75cm × 75cm The Virgins
190cm x 210cm My Inspiration