Gustav Klimt: Expectation and Fulfillment: Cartoons for the Mosaic Frieze at Stoclet House

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In 1905, Adolphe Stoclet commissioned a private mansion in Brussels. Josef Hoffmann designed the home and its garden, and the many artists and friends of the Wiener Werkst├Ątte decorated all of the rooms. The end result was a true synthesis of the arts, an exquisitely realized environment whose residents would carefully dress so as to complement their surroundings. But it was the contribution of Gustav Klimt that would become the Stoclet Palace's most famous component: a three-part mosaic frieze for the dining ...
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Overview

In 1905, Adolphe Stoclet commissioned a private mansion in Brussels. Josef Hoffmann designed the home and its garden, and the many artists and friends of the Wiener Werkst├Ątte decorated all of the rooms. The end result was a true synthesis of the arts, an exquisitely realized environment whose residents would carefully dress so as to complement their surroundings. But it was the contribution of Gustav Klimt that would become the Stoclet Palace's most famous component: a three-part mosaic frieze for the dining room, consisting of 15 separate components inlaid with gold, enamel and semi-precious stones. On the occasion of the recent completion of the frieze's restoration--the only one of Klimt's murals that survived the aerial bombardments of World War II--this publication examines Klimt's methods and compares his instructions with the work's execution.

This handsome volume discusses the turn-of-the-century Viennese artist's exploration and celebration of the female form and spirit in his elegant paintings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783775733052
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
  • Publication date: 8/31/2012
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel and Denise Ankele are a husband and wife team who love to work and spend time together. We met in college and both of us graduated with a BA in photography. We are artists, designers, photographers and publishers. We publish artist, genre and Christian art books! Most of our books contain an "Interesting Facts", page about the artist. We love art history, from the visual perspective! Our goal is to visually present as much of an artist's work in one book as possible. We digitally restore many of the images we include in a book, while maintaining the integrity of the artwork. Not a lot of prose, just visually stunning artwork. Please think of our books as a "coffee table book" for the Nook. Enjoy!
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