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.
In the year ahead, Gustav Klimt, Ferdinand Hodler, Tintoretto, Egon Schiele, and several others: anniversaries which I will celebrate here.
The mental images which we perceive are created in the brain, which has some fixed ideas about how to do that. They’re not the same as optical laws used in cameras and related devices.
From the 1870s, Salome became the central figure in the story, and increasingly became the femme fatale: beautiful, sexy, and dangerous to know.