Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

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Gustav Klimt: Landscapes by Stephan Koja

Now in flexi-cover, this visually stunning collection of Klimt's landscape paintings brings to light a lesser-known aspect of the Viennese painter's uvre. While Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbol-laden portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting. For many years the artist travelled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer, where he took advantage of the extraordinary light and spectacular hues to paint and sketch landscapes. Among the most exquisite of Klimt's landscapes are those in which he experimented with composition and style. Accompanied by scholarly essays, the images reproduced in this book comprise all extant landscapes from this brilliant artist, proving that his mastery extends beyond portraiture and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life's work.

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ISBN-13: 9783791337173
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 01/25/2007
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 1,225,625
Product dimensions: 7.88(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.81(d)

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Gustav Klimt: Landscapes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
chefcristo More than 1 year ago
KLIMT USES HIS MIND'S EYE TO CREATE A VARIETY OF IMAGES, ALBEIT, SOME, SOMEWHAT NOT TO MY LIKING, BUT THOSE ARE IN THE MINORITY. HIS PAINTINGS AND OTHER RENDERINGS OF HUMANS, LANDSCAPES, AND IMAGERY SHOW A COLORFUL IMAGINATION WITH HIS USE OF HUES FORMING A VISUALLY APPEALING SPECTRUM, ESPEICIALLY HIS BLENDS OF GOLD, BLUES AND OTHER WARM AND COOL COLORS. A BEAUTIFUL BOOK OVERALL.