Klimt (Phaidon Colour Library)

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Gustave Klimt (1862-1918) was one of the most brilliant artists of the Austrian avant-garde. Admired for his sensual images of women and for his powerful and original vision, he produced some of the most haunting and evocative images of all time, including The Kiss, Love and The Three Ages of Woman, all of which are included in this perfect introduction to the artist’s work.

Klimt started out as a decorator, opening a studio with his brother Ernst. Some of his most famous commissions were for murals, including the magnificent Beethoven Frieze, painted for the exhibition of Max Klinge’s statue of Beethoven, and the monumental ceiling paintings for the auditorium of Vienna University, which shocked a conservative public.

A founder of Vienna Secession, the band of artists who resigned from the established art bodies to form their own group, Klimt became the principal painter of the Art Nouveau movement, painting glittering portraits of fashionable Viennese society as well as startling and erotic allegories.

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Product Code 1015280
Author Catherine Dean
ISBN 9780714833774
b&W illustrations 36
colour illustrations 50
Dimensions 30.5 x 22.5 cm
Format Paperback
Pages 128
Published May 1996
Publisher Phaidon

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