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100 Drawings

Drawings The finest drawings of the celebrated Austrian artist mostly nudes seminudes taken in part from rare portfolios of reveal the dynamics of the line in representing the human figure spontaneou

The finest drawings of the celebrated Austrian artist mostly nudes seminudes taken in part from rare portfolios of 1919 1964 reveal the dynamics of the line in representing the human figure spontaneously freely Introduction.

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  1. Gustav Klimt Alfred Werner says:
    Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, the second of seven children three boys and four girls All three sons displayed artistic talent early on His father, Ernst Klimt, formerly from Bohemia, was a gold engraver Ernst married Anna Klimt n e Finster , whose unrealized ambition was to be a musical performer Klimt lived in poverty for most of his childhood, as work was scarce and economic advancement was difficult for immigrants.In 1876, Klimt was awarded a scholarship to the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts Kunstgewerbeschule , where he studied until 1883, and received training as an architectural painter He revered the foremost history painter of the time, Hans Makart Klimt readily accepted the principles of a conservative training his early work may be classified as academic In 1877 his brother Ernst, who, like his father, would become an engraver, also enrolled in the school The two brothers and their friend Franz Matsch began working together by 1880 they had received numerous commissions as a team they called the Company of Artists , and helped their teacher in painting murals in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna Klimt began his professional career painting interior murals and ceilings in large public buildings on the Ringstra e including a successful series of Allegories and Emblems.In 1888, Klimt received the Golden order of Merit from Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria for his contributions to murals painted in the Burgtheater in Vienna He also became an honorary member of the University of Munich and the University of Vienna In 1892 both Klimt s father and brother Ernst died, and he had to assume financial responsibility for his father s and brother s families The tragedies affected his artistic vision as well, and soon he would veer toward a new personal style In the early 1890s, Klimt met Emilie Fl ge, who, notwithstanding the artist s relationships with other women, was to be his companion until the end of his life Whether his relationship with Fl ge was sexual or not is debated, but during that period Klimt fathered at least 14 children.

Comment 172 on “100 Drawings

  1. Sara says:
    This is a fantastic collection of Klimt s drawings, dampened by a terrible introduction Werner reduces Klimt s work to a strictly male sexual appreciation of the female body Werner writes to accomplish what he did he had to be thoroughly, completely familiar with his motifs Actually, there was only one motif the magic thrill a man experiences on seeing a female in the nude I guess as a woman, enjoyment of Klimts drawings is beyond me Klimt s art is often undeniably erotic, and this is never app [...]

  2. Noor says:
    Oh my goodness, what an awful introduction that was Alfred Werner completely failed at grasping what Klimt s work is all about No, it s not about the magic thrill a man experiences on seeing a female in the nude What a narrow male entitled view This guy literally compared Klimt s models to dumb creatures.Anyway I m so so glad I bought this It s such a great reference book that I m gonna be coming back to a lottt It s really difficult to find these drawings online so I m happy with this You know [...]


  3. Erik Graff says:
    There s not much to the introduction of this book The bulk of it consists of the one hundred black and white line drawings set against grey backgrounds.


  4. Jane Doe says:
    Awesome booke drawings are soft yet strong.s that bring a calm while at the same time stimulating a deep earthy core Love it.

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