Other members of the Vienna Secession, including Alois Delug, Maximilian Lenz, Hugo Baar, Kolo Moser, and Alphonse Mucha.
As first president of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was largely responsible for its influence and endurance.
A major Symbolist painter whose enigmatic paintings became popular in the salons of Les XX at the end of the 19th century.
From panoramas to wide-angle views, the optical effects of Naturalist paintings, depth-of-field effects, and loss of depth through a telescope.
From conception in the rape of Danaë by Zeus, to his mission to bring the head of Medusa to King Polydectes, paintings by Klimt, Burne-Jones, and others.
Chillon Castle, Lake Geneva, Éragny Manor, a mansion in New York City, Kelmscott Manor (home of William Morris), Florence Griswold’s home in Old Lyme, CT, and more.
Two portraits which were refused by their clients. One brought the painter’s revenge, the other almost proved the death of the artist.
Trained in St Petersburg, he spent much of his career in Paris, where he designed stage sets and costumes for the Ballets Russes. But there was more to his art.
God of medicine and the healing arts, he has several unusual myths and features, including a strange relationship with a snake when he was a child.
Titian died of the plague, and Austrian artists were badly affected by the influenza pandemic of 1918, losing both Klimt and Schiele.