Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918)

i just adore klimt's paintings...
here are some of my favorites...

so beautiful...

klimt's art was considered erotic.
i love how delicate and organic these paintings are. there is so
much movement and
the gold leafing gives such an elegance.

Klimt wrote little about his vision or his methods. He wrote mostly postcards to Flöge and kept no diary. In a rare writing called "Commentary on a non-existent self-portrait", he states "I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women...There is nothing special about me. 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."

and of course "the kiss"

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