A great artist and designer alongside Gustav Klimt and Ferdinand Hodler in the Vienna Secession, his work is little-known outside Austria today.
A summary and conclusions to mark the centenary of Klimt’s untimely death, featuring a dozen of his best paintings.
Amazingly flattened landscapes, death and life, Adam and Eve, and a posthumous portrait of a beautiful young woman who shot herself. Then came influenza.
As he emerged from his Golden Phase, his paintings used less gold leaf, his relationship with Egon Schiele developed, and he separated from the Secession.
The story, and remaining images, of his three paintings for the university. His Golden Phase reaches its peak with the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.
A brief look at other painters active in the Vienna Secession during the height of Klimt’s career. Includes Koloman Moser and Alphonse Mucha.
As he entered his Golden Phase, his figurative paintings became exuberant and heavily decorated. His landscapes showed convergence, and he painted some of this finest works.
A portrait of a lasting friend and patron, drawings of the female form, and some strangely restrained landscapes from summer holidays. His style evolves.
He started as a decorative painter of murals, and in 1897 led the Secession against the artist who had initially inspired him.
A predatory wolf was troubling a town in the Apennine Mountains one winter. Its delightful story is the basis of a superb painting by Luc-Olivier Merson, famous for his mosaic in the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre.