Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918 Hardcover – 21 Oct 2010
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… this monograph exhibits the evolution and direction of Klimt's career, as well as his influences and inspirations - Daily Telegraph.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In June 2006, the Neue Galerie in New York purchased Gustav Klimt's 1907 Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer 1 for $135 million. This deposed Picasso's Boy With a Pipe as the highest reported price ever paid for a piece of art sold at a public auction. However, far from being acknowledged as the representative artist of his age, Gustav Klimt was a highly controversial figure in his time. His paintings provoked violent reactions and were often branded 'obscene' and 'morbid' by the conservative majority in Vienna. Today, Klimt's works stand out as some of the most significant paintings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The luxuriance of form, the vivid juxtaposition of colours and the rich symbolism and eroticism of his work have made Klimt one of the most popular artists in the world. Klimt was inspired by the beauty and sensuality of women as evidenced both in his stunning portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer and Emilie Floge, and in his enigmatic depictions of mythological femmes fatales in works such as Judith and Danae. Although best known for his paintings of women, Klimt is also recognized as a painter of startling and original landscapes. Achieving a completely independent style, a delicate sense of colour and evoking the sensuality so characteristic of his work, he created a remarkable series of landscapes, including After the Rain, Farm Garden with Sunflowers and Church at Unterach on the Attersee. Over 100 giant-size reproductions of Klimt's most celebrated work are accompanied by Rachel Barnes's expert commentary on all aspects of the artist's life, influences and works - from the inspiration of each painting, to the technique used to create it.See all Product Description
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I put my money where my mouth was, so here I am reviewing this book.
First of all, the title is just "Gustav Klimt" without any birth or death year added.
The size is huge (367 x 308 x 21 mm, but only 175 pages), I could not find a bookshelf to hold it. The hight wouldn't have been such a problem, but it is sticking out because it is almost square. Inside I found what I was looking for: beautiful full page colour pictures with just enough text on the other page to wet your curiosity.
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My husband is a painter and has a great deal of books on
all the painters. This was a surprise from our son. Read more
Very good value for this large format book. The full page illustrations are very good with useful detail pics showing where in the larger work they have come from.Published on 2 Mar. 2013 by Janet Mccallum
This book is well worth the money, its full sized images are beautiful and of good quality. Not only features all of klimts well known pieces but also less known works, even klimts... Read morePublished on 4 July 2012 by 93cll