Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

By Stephan Koja

Gustav Klimt’s landscapes represent an important facet of his artistic expression. For many years the artist travelled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer to sketch and paint landscapes. These images comprise all extant landscapes from this brilliant artist, illustrating his mastery beyond portraiture.

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Now available again, this visually stunning collection of Gustav Klimt’s landscape paintings brings to light a lesser-known aspect of the Viennese painter’s oeuvre.

While Gustav Klimt is primarily revered for his rich, symbol-laden portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting. For many years the artist travelled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer, where he took advantage of the great light and spectacular hues to paint and sketch landscapes. Among the most exquisite of Klimt’s landscapes are those he experimented with composition and style. Accompanied by scholarly essays, the images reproduced in this book comprise all extant landscapes from this brilliant artist, proving that his mastery extends beyond portraiture and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life’s work.

 

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