Klimt (Basic Art Series 2.0)
Hardcover – March 28, 2020
By Gillies Neret
The unfading popularity of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) attests not only to the particular appeal of his luxuriant painting but also to the universal themes with which he worked: love, feminine beauty, aging, and death.
The son of a goldsmith, Klimt created surfaces of ornate and jewel-like luminosity which show the influence of both Egyptian and Japanese art. Through paintings, murals, and friezes, his work is defined by radiant colour, fluid lines, floral elements, and mosaic-like patterning.