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Gustav Glück, director of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, wrote as early as 1922 of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) that his drawings were perhaps his ultimate artistic achievement. This found of Secessionsstil and leader of the revolt against the Viennese academies was able to achieve greater freedom in his drawings than in his more laboriously executed paintings. While there are only about two hundred completed oils, the drawings number in the thousands, and are reported to have at times quite littered his studio. He himself considered them finished works, and often exhibited them alongside his paintings.

Klimt's subject matter is almost exclusively the female body, naked or half clothed. For this he earned the reputation of erotic artist, and while he did not suffer the outright persecutions of his successors Schiele and Kokoschka, he was nevertheless subjected to the trials that a frankly erotic artist had to undergo in Vienna, where the everyday subject of conversation was the current love affairs of celebrities but where audiences were shocked by the sight of a dancer's naked legs. An issue of Ver Sacrum which reproduced one of his drawings was confiscated by the authorities.

The drawings reveal above all that concern of great draughtsmen from Michelangelo through Blake the marriage of subtle grace and expressive dynamism that is the human body. Like that of these two past masters, Klimt's method is essentially linear. He knew, as they did, that line, rather than shading, the creation of volume or the use of color, is the natural medium for expressing the freedom of the living human form. As he matured as an artist there was an increasing awareness of this and a greater and greater spontaneity that approached, finally, "the lightness of a net of gauze."

An original Dover publication (1972), reproducing 100 Klimt drawings from originals and other sources. Introduction by Alfred Werner, the Austrian-born art historian, who has published several monographs on artists of Klimt's period. List of illustrations, including titles, sources, and original sizes.

Synopsis:

Drawings of mostly the female form, naked or half clothed, by leader of Viennese Secessionstil. Considered by some to be his ultimate artistic achievement.

Synopsis:

Selected drawings of the female form by the foremost representative of the turn-of-the-century Austrian Secessionsstil group.

Synopsis:

The finest drawings of the celebrated Austrian artist — mostly nudes and seminudes taken in part from rare portfolios of 1919 and 1964 — reveal the dynamics of the line in representing the human figure spontaneously and freely. Introduction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486224466
Designed:
Werner, Alfred
Author:
Werner, Alfred
Designed by:
Werner, Alfred
Designed:
Werner, Alfred
Author:
Klimt, Gustav
Author:
Klimt
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Women in art
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Drawings
Subject:
Drawing - General
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19720631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
99
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9.38 in 1 lb

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Drawings of mostly the female form, naked or half clothed, by leader of Viennese Secessionstil. Considered by some to be his ultimate artistic achievement.

"Synopsis" by , Selected drawings of the female form by the foremost representative of the turn-of-the-century Austrian Secessionsstil group.
"Synopsis" by ,
The finest drawings of the celebrated Austrian artist — mostly nudes and seminudes taken in part from rare portfolios of 1919 and 1964 — reveal the dynamics of the line in representing the human figure spontaneously and freely. Introduction.

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