Gustav Klimt. Born in Vienna, in 1862, into a lower middle-class family the late 19th Century one of the founders and leaders of the Vienna Secession art movement As an exceptional student, he was given the chance to attend classes at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts
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Born in Vienna, in 1862, into a lower
the late 19th Century
one of the founders and leaders of the Vienna Secession art movement
As an exceptional student, he was given the chance to attend classes at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts
commissioned to paint several large decorative works by the age of twenty.
Focusing on experimentation and the study of contemporary styles of art, as well as historical styles that were overlooked within the establishment, such as Japanese, Chinese, Ancient Egyptian and Mycenaean art.
Although educated as classicist, his use of bright, vivid colors and the widespread use of symbolic objects in his paintings would set the trends for the entire period, and would have a profound influence on Viennese Art Noveau and the Secession movement ( founded in 1897), that was against the classicist establishment, which it found to be oppressive.
In 1903, he visited Italy twice and was profoundly influenced by the golden mosaics of Ravenna. This marked the beginning of his "golden style." By 1910, Klimt had moved past his Golden Style, and in 1912,
he changed the background from gold to blue.
( Destroyed by fire at Schloss Immerdorf in 1945 )
Country Garden with Sunflowers1905-1906
(Detail of Medicine)
Death and Life1908-1916
Lady with Fan 1917-1918
He continued painting until the very end and many of his final works remained unfinished.