Gustav Klimt is arguably known to be one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century. Largely influenced by Japanese art, Klimt was born in Austria and is synonymous with his erotic portrayls of the female body. He was closely involved with the Vienna Secession movement, which is evident within his work, and was often criticized for his "promiscuous" depiction of women. His work included paintings, drawings, and murals, all of which often incorporated landscapes. Klimt is most well known for his "golden phase." During this time, he created some of his most well known works, such as "The Kiss", and gained much financial success. Gustav was known to be a simple man who enjoyed the little things in life. His art and family were said to be his main priorities. Klimt has been an inspiration to me as an artist since I was a young girl. He has influenced much of my own art throughout the years. The composition of his pieces are incredible, and the colors are truly beautiful. I continue to connect and relate to his work on a personal level, no matter how old I get.
This is a gallery of Klimt's work, including paintings and drawings, along with a brief history of the artist.
This source is an in depth biography of the artist, Gustav Klimt.
By: Gustav Klimt