Item description for Gustav Klimt (Living Art Series) by Nina Kransel...
Scandal, passion, fame and misfortune--the story of Gustav Klimt's life and career is beautifully illustrated in a book designed to be as exciting as its subject matter.
In this arresting volume the author discusses his paintings' frank eroticism and elaborate decorations against the background of Klimt's sensational life. She introduces readers to turn-of-the-century Vienna, a hotbed of cultural conflict and aesthetic awakening. She shows how his volatile relationship with the Viennese art world, run-ins with the law, and irrepressible sensuality shaped the artist's career. The author also considers Klimt's innovative techniques and novel approach to portraiture as well as his philosophy of painting. Finally the author reveals how a resurgent interest in Klimt's life is fueling further debate about the roles of eroticism and fashion in the art world of today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2007
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791337793 ISBN13 9783791337791