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Gustav Klimt was born in 1862

14 July, 2016

Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, known or his paintings, murals, sketches, and objets d’art. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.

His oeuvre was full of controversy and he was accused of pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his “golden phase,” many of which include gold leaf.

We highlight here the exhibition that the Museo Correr in Venice hosted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth (1862-2012).

If you want to learn more about Klimt and his work, take a look at the article that HUMA3 dedicated to Secession and the Beethoven Frieze.

Top Image: Judith and the Head of Holofernes, 1901. Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna


14 July, 2016
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