Gustav Klimt

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Harry N. Abrams, Jul 22, 1994 - Art - 288 pages
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Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is perhaps the most remarkable artists to have emerged from fin-de-siecle Vienna. Heavily influenced by Symbolism and Art Nouveau, Klimt developed a controversial and highly personal style emphasizing decorative form and flat pattern, and conveying a powerful yet mysterious sexuality. His relationship with his home city seemed ambivalent: central to the culture of his time he nonetheless exposed unflinchingly the rupture between the artist and a society dizzy with its own beauty, on the edge of collapse.

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Gustav Klimt: from drawing to painting

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This lavish book invites the reader to step into late 19th-century Vienna, with its intricately detailed social life and sumptuous luxury, not unlike the work of the artist who is the book's focus ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Gustav Klimt and Emperor Franz Joseph
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The Dumba music room 189899
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Copyright

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