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Gustav Klimt

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Caroline Cox

on 19 March 2013

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Gustav Klimt Born: July 14, 1862
Died: February 6, 1918
aged 55 Born in Baumgarten, Austrian Empire
Died in Vienna, Austria-Hungary Symbolism mythological and dream imagery intensely personal, private, obscure and ambiguous references emotion Symbolism represents a
synthesis of form and feeling,
of reality and the
artist's inner subjectivity simplified and non-naturalistic style Early Life the second of seven children—three boys and four girls Mother: Anne Klimt
Father: Ernst Klimt Klimt lived in poverty while attending the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts he studied architectural painting His Brother Ernst, their friend Franz Matsch, and he got together and worked as a team they called the "company of artists" Caroline Cox Art Nouveau flowing lines violent curves Organic Subject Matter New Materials used Resistance of Classical Restrictions dark colors asymmetrical lines became an honorary member of the University of Munich and the University of Vienna In the early 1890s, Klimt met
Emilie Louise Flöge, who, notwithstanding
the artist's relationships with other women,
was to be his companion until the end of his life fathered at least fourteen children Later Life and After Death died after suffering a stroke and pneumonia
due to the influenza epidemic of that year As he worked and relaxed in his home, Klimt normally wore sandals and a long robe with no undergarments He Kept all of his affairs discreet and avoided personal
scandal in a rare writing called "Commentary on a non-existent self-portrait", he states "I have never painted a self-portrait." numerous paintings were left unfinished
after his death The city of Vienna, Austria had many special exhibitions commemorating the 150th anniversary of Klimit's birth in 2012. Google commemorated this anniversary as well- with a Google doodle Google Doodle incorporating his painting "The Kiss" The Kiss symbolism intensely personal: Shows
his relationship with Emilie Floge emotion: It's a kissing scene very simplified lines, not natural
looking. Jurisprudence art nouveau Dark colors flowing lines violent curves asymmetrical lines resists classical characterizations patrons and influences he inspired Egon Schiele he was influenced by Hans Makart did work for
Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria celebrating the 150th birthday
of Gustav Klimt Philosophy Medicine All three paintings were destroyed
by SS Forces (a German Nazi group) in May 1945 Klimt's work has spawned many reinterpretations, including the works of Slovak artist Rudolf Fila. Tree Of Life symbolism mythological imagery non- naturalistic style
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