|Detail of The Kiss|
This July 14, 2012 marks the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918). Austria, his birth place, already started celebrating on New Year's Day with a ballet tribute for his famous painting, The Kiss. The Belvedere is hosting an exhibition, through 2013 and there will be more of Klimt's works displayed than ever before in Vienna.
Most are familiar with his most famous painting, The Kiss. Today I would like to introduce you to some of his other magical images that you may not know as well. All images used with permission from Wilhelm Klimt, great-nephew of Gustav Klimt. Some images in this link have paintings that contain nudity. All images in this post are Safe for Work (SFW).
Detail from 'Medicine' created 1900-1907
|Golden Apple Tree|
Most are not familiar with his landscapes.
|Woman With Fan|
One of two paintings found on the easel in Klimt's studio at the time of his death.
For a short time this portrait painting was the highest paid at auction.
In 2006, sold for 135 million.
|The Golden Knight|
Also known as 'Life is a Struggle'
I would like to thank the Klimts for their generosity in allowing me to use their images. For more information please have a look at The Klimt Collection at http://www.gustavklimtcollection.com/
What is your favorite Klimt work of art?