Review of paintings and related articles published here in the first half of 2018, starring Fuseli, Klimt, Liljefors, Sassoferrato, and Hodler.
Narrative works by Corinth, Klimt, and others; figurative work by the same two, Schiele and Munch.
A remarkable series showing skilled workers at their workplaces, then a visit to Italy, where he painted 3 mummified corpses in the catacombs. Also his finest landscape.
One more outstanding landscape, and a series of figurative works, one of which may show his aspirations for the future.
More figurative works from 1915, in which he continued to push boundaries, and one brilliant landscape from the following year.
He turned more to figurative painting in his final years, inspired by Hodler. Superb stained glass design for an Art Nouveau church in Vienna’s psychiatric hospital, and a dress for Klimt’s partner.
Some fascinating townscapes based on drawings and sketches from 1914, and two rather disturbing figurative works.
Landscapes influenced by Hodler dominate his painting prior to the First World War. They seem timeless and eternal, some of his finest art.
Held in custody on charges of seducing a girl under age, these years were not easy. But his landscapes developed well, thanks to the influence of Klimt.
He returned to painting in 1907, when he started making landscapes inspired by those first of Klimt, then of Hodler.