3305 R Gustav Klimt 1862-1918A section of the Beethoven Frieze, at Secession Building Vienna Bethovenfries 1901 Die feindlichen Gewalten Österreichische Galerie Wien 577 Verlag Galerie Welz Salzburg Printed in Austria

3305 R Gustav Klimt 1862-1918A section of the Beethoven Frieze, at Secession Building Vienna  Bethovenfries 1901 Die feindlichen Gewalten Österreichische Galerie Wien 577 Verlag Galerie Welz Salzburg Printed in Austria

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.

Early in his artistic career he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he developed a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated when the paintings he completed around 1900 for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna were criticized as pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his ‘golden phase’, many of which include gold leaf. Klimt’s work was an important influence on his younger contemporary Egon Schiele.

3305 R Gustav Klimt 1862-1918 Bethovenfries 1901 Die feindlichen Gewalten Österreichische Galerie Wien 577 Verlag Galerie Welz Salzburg Printed in Austria

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