Gustav Klimt’s Women

Ledia Runnels' "Exploration of Art"

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter. Symbolists believed that art should represent absolute truths that could only be described indirectly. In regard to Art, Symbolism became known as a contemplative refuge from the world of strife. To produce these results, it used themes of mysticism and other worldliness.

“Portrait of Adele  Bloth-Bauer” 1907

Painted in Vienna and commissioned by Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a wealthy industrialist who had made his fortune in the sugar industry, this portrait took three years to complete. In 2006, Ronald Lauder purchased it for $135 million for the Neue Galerie in New York.

The Kiss” 1907-1908

(Klimt`s most famous work. Painted during his “golden period”. Currently on display at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere Museum,  housed in the Belvedere palace, in Vienna, Austria.)

“Musique” 1895

(Considered one of two studies Klimt submitted to secure a contract with Franz Matsch to…

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