He first painted rural workers, in a distinctive earth palette. Then came the war, which changed everything.
A major painter in Austria in the early 20th century, his early paintings appear Naturalist. Then in 1900 he saw the work of Hodler, and his work changed dramatically.
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.
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.
An Armenian, born in Hungary (then), trained in Germany and France, married in Britain, worked in Poland and the Ukraine. His pastel on watercolour paintings are wonderful.
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.