Wednesday, March 28, 2012
all about Art
was marked by positive critical
reaction and success.
Many of his paintings from this
Period used gold leaf;
the prominent use of gold
can first be traced back to
Pallas Athene (1898) ,
although the works most
associated with this period
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
During his GOLDEN PERIOD.
Klimt travelled little but trips to
Venice famous for their beautiful mosaics,
most likely inspired his gold technique and
his Byzantine imagery. In 1904,
he collaborated with other artists
on the lavish Palais Stoclet,
the home of a wealthy Belgian industrialist,
which was one of the grandest monuments
of the Art Nouveau age.
Klimt's contributions to the dining room,
including both Fulfillment and Expectation,
were some of his finest decorative work, and
as he publicly stated, "probably the ultimate
stage of my development of ornament."
Between 1907 and 1909, Klimt painted five
canvases of society women wrapped in fur.
His apparent love of costume is expressed
in the many photographs of Flöge modeling
clothing he designed.
He looks like the Actor, Robert Shaw
in the first Movie Jaws. The Guy with the boat.
His Golden age.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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