Item description for Gustav Klimt: Painter of Women (Pegasus Series) by Susanna Partsch...
The enfant terrible of the Viennese art scene, Klimt was notorious for his portraits of beautiful women. Illustrated with color reproductions, this book profiles the women who figured in the artist's life and on his canvasses. The author looks beyond the standard assumption that Klimt was a hard-hearted philanderer, pointing instead to his committed and loving relationship with Emilie Flge that prevailed despite the parade of beautiful women who wandered in and out of theartist's studio. Partsch demonstrates Klimt's role in the evolution of portrait painting, which helped usher in the age of Expressionism.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791332821 ISBN13 9783791332826
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A FRESH LOOK AT KLIMT'S WOMEN Apr 18, 2004
This small volume is almost a tapestry of the vibrant colors the artist used in his unparalleled depictions of women. Termed by some the enfant terrible of turn-of-the-century Vienna, his work nonetheless often represented the confounding relationship between artist and society women at that time.
A lifelong bachelor and known profligate, Klimt was eclectic in his tastes, showering his favors upon wealthy patrons as well as poor models.
Although still a controversial figure, letters that have come to light in recent years allow the author to reexamine Klimt's relationships and offer readers a fresh look at the paintings inspired by these women.