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Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918 (Basic Art)

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Cult of pleasure: Feminine sensuality by the Vienna Secession's greatest proponent

Gustav Klimt’s ornate, sensual, and decadent style made him not only the most prominent of the Vienna Secessionists but one of the best loved artists of all time. In his own time, Kilmt (1862-1918) was a highly successful painter, draftsman, muralist, and graphic artist; in the intervening years, iconic works such as The Kiss have been elevated to nothing less than cult status. Klimt's unfading popularity attests to the appeal of not only his aesthetic sensibilities but also that of the recurrent universal themes in his work: love, feminine beauty, aging, and death. He once wrote, "I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night... Who ever wants to know something about me... ought to look carefully at my pictures." With this overview of Klimt's work, readers will delight in taking up that challenge.

Synopsis:

Gustav Klimt's art expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. His fame, however, rests on his reputation as one of the greatest erotic painters and graphic artists of his time.

About the Author

Gilles Néret (1933-2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L‛il and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.

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ISBN:
9783822859803
Manufactured:
Neret, Giles
Publisher:
Taschen
Author:
Neret, Giles
Author:
Neret, Gilles
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Klimt, gustav, 1862-1918
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Basic Art
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.07x7.44x.32 in. .78 lbs.

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