Focussing particularly on his landscapes, this short series commemorates the centenary of his death a century ago.
A great artist and designer alongside Gustav Klimt and Ferdinand Hodler in the Vienna Secession, his work is little-known outside Austria today.
In the nineteenth century, with the decline of patronage and changed art markets, fables become more popular among painter, at least before they gained patrons.
Holder expressed what he saw as the deeper truth and the inner unity of the world around him. His paintings are fascinating and enduring.
Before the First World War, he painted a huge mural in Hanover’s new town hall, portraits influenced by Klimt, and more marvellous landscapes. Here they are.
It’s not Chinese, and for centuries was ignored, as lead white was preferred. It came into use during the 19th century, and is seen in paintings by Friedrich, Cézanne, van Gogh, Klimt, and Hodler.
A long-time friend of Ferdinand Hodler, he was a fine maker of portrait prints, and documented Hodler at work in sketches.
His love of rhythm and symmetry became clear in his figurative and landscape paintings, and attained international success at last.
His Symbolism or Parallelism continued to develop in figurative works, whilst his landscape included breathtaking views over Lake Geneva, and in the Bernese Alps.
A summary and conclusions to mark the centenary of Klimt’s untimely death, featuring a dozen of his best paintings.