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Gustav Klimt Painting Hope II

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Gustav Klimt Hope II

Hope, II was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907-08. Although images of women and children are frequent in the history of art, depictions of pregnancy are rare. In Hope, II a woman with a skull nestled into her gown lowers her head toward her swelling belly. Below, three women also bow their heads in prayer or possibly mourning.  klimt paintings for sale

The ornate decoration in Hope, II nearly overwhelms its surface. Klimt was committed to craftwork, and was among the many artists of his time who combined archaic traditions here Byzantine gold leaf painting with a modern psychological subject. buy gustav klimt paintings online

Klimt lived and worked in turn-of-the-century Vienna, home to Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; Klimt’s exploration of formative drives like sex and death parallel Freud’s explorations of the psyche. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 110.5 cm, Width: 110.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Gustav Klimt Paintings Mada Primavesi

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Gustav Klimt Paintings Mada Primavesi

Klimt Paintings Mada Primavesi was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1912. Mada Primavesi was the daughter of the banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi, one of the financial backers of the Wiener Werkstatte, and the actress Eugenia Primavesi (nee Butschek), whom Klimt painted in 1913. Young Mada’s portrait was executed in 1912. buy gustav klimt paintings online

A series of preliminary pencil sketches, now in public and private collections, show that as the composition evolved, the artist experimented with alternative poses and background motifs. Ultimately, he selected an open, painterly treatment that contrasts with the highly stylized designs adapted for the backgrounds of his fin-de-siècle portraits. The lighthearted, decorative motifs seem particularly appropriate to a nine-year-old sitter. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 150 cm, Width: 110.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Gustav Klimt Painting The Kiss

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
The Kiss was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. It is hardly surprising that the painting has become so popular. Nowhere is Klimt’s use of ornament to signify sexuality more important than here, although it had been explored before in Fulfillment. The man’s form is filled erect squares and rectagles, while his lover’s is composed of concentric circles and spirals. The eventual outcome of such a passionate kiss could hardly be more explicit.
TAll art is erotic. The first work of art, the first exuberant gesture of the first artist drawing on a wall, was erotic. A horizontal line was a woman lying down, a vertical line was a man penetrating her… But he who is our age is driven by some inner compulsion to cover walls in erotic symbols, in obscene graffiti, he is criminal or delinquent… Ornament is no longer an expression of our civilization. The Kiss painting for sale
The Kiss owes much to the Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna that Gustav Klimt had seen on his travels. The use of gold for the figure and the background and the fragmenting of forms into small patterns are strongly reminiscent of the mosaic technique. Today, The Kiss is one of the most famous images made in the twentieth century. Frequently reproduced, it encapsulates love in a single, beautiful image. The rapt face of the woman, the protective adoration of her lover and their oblivion to everything else portray a perfect love with universal resonance. Klimt The Kiss for sale

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The Kiss was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. It is hardly surprising that the painting has become so popular. Nowhere is Klimt’s use of ornament to signify sexuality more important than here, although it had been explored before in Fulfillment. The man’s form is filled erect squares and rectagles, while his lover’s is composed of concentric circles and spirals. The eventual outcome of such a passionate kiss could hardly be more explicit.

TAll art is erotic. The first work of art, the first exuberant gesture of the first artist drawing on a wall, was erotic. A horizontal line was a woman lying down, a vertical line was a man penetrating her… But he who is our age is driven by some inner compulsion to cover walls in erotic symbols, in obscene graffiti, he is criminal or delinquent… Ornament is no longer an expression of our civilization. The Kiss painting for sale

The Kiss owes much to the Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna that Gustav Klimt had seen on his travels. The use of gold for the figure and the background and the fragmenting of forms into small patterns are strongly reminiscent of the mosaic technique. Today, The Kiss is one of the most famous images made in the twentieth century. Frequently reproduced, it encapsulates love in a single, beautiful image. The rapt face of the woman, the protective adoration of her lover and their oblivion to everything else portray a perfect love with universal resonance. Klimt The Kiss for sale

Klimt Painting The Sunflower

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
The Sunflower was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. The Sunflower is unusual in Klimt’s paintings of trees and flowers in that there seems to be a certain anthropomorphic element. Once immediately thinks of Van Gogh’s sunflowers, which were almost self-portraits. However, Klimt’s flowers are still in situ, growing in the garden, while Van Gogh’s have been picked and arranged in a vase.
Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings are still lifes, whereas Klimt’s images are details of the landscape. The shape and leaves in The Sunflower is remarkably like the form of the lovers in The Kiss. The two works were exhibited for the first time in 1908 at the Art Show Vienna.
Unlike the earlier landscapes from around 1898 to 1902, the painting of sunflowers are no longer concerned with mood; rather, Klimt is fascinated in a more objective way by the organic life that simply exists, independent of human intervention. The geometrical composition of his painting is no longer merely used for decorative effect, but to reinforce the artist’s deatched observation of the scene while delighting in the opulence and abundance of nature.

Klimt-Painting-The-Sunflower

The Sunflower was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. The Sunflower is unusual in Klimt’s paintings of trees and flowers in that there seems to be a certain anthropomorphic element. Once immediately thinks of Van Gogh’s sunflowers, which were almost self-portraits. However, Klimt’s flowers are still in situ, growing in the garden, while Van Gogh’s have been picked and arranged in a vase.

Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings are still lifes, whereas Klimt’s images are details of the landscape. The shape and leaves in The Sunflower is remarkably like the form of the lovers in The Kiss. The two works were exhibited for the first time in 1908 at the Art Show Vienna. Klimt Painting for sale

Unlike the earlier landscapes from around 1898 to 1902, the painting of sunflowers are no longer concerned with mood; rather, Klimt is fascinated in a more objective way by the organic life that simply exists, independent of human intervention. The geometrical composition of his painting is no longer merely used for decorative effect, but to reinforce the artist’s deatched observation of the scene while delighting in the opulence and abundance of nature.

Gustav Klimt Painting Fulfilment

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Painting Fulfilment was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1905. Fulfilment reworks the theme from the last section of the Beethoven Frieze, The Choir of the Angels of Paradise, and predates The Kiss. The three couples are very similar, with the man’s back turned towards the viewer, shielding his lover’s body while exposing her rapt face.
In all three versions the man’s head is bent over so that it is on a level with hers; in The Kiss this is achieved by having the woman kneel, while in the other paintings Klimt simply makes the man taller. All three works place the couple against a broadly gold background, whether flat, patterned or speckled, which has the effect of setting them from ordinary, earthly love.
On the man’s robe is a square with further squares – albeit some distorted – inside it, picked out in black, white, shades of grey and gold, Klimt often seems to have contrasted square or rectangular shapes with circles and spirals to illustrate the difference between masculinity and femininity. The overlapping of the two shapes seems to suggest a sort of physical and spiritual union achieved by the couple, as in The Kiss.

Gustav-Klimt-Painting-Fulfilment

Painting Fulfilment was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1905. Fulfilment reworks the theme from the last section of the Beethoven Frieze, The Choir of the Angels of Paradise, and predates The Kiss. The three couples are very similar, with the man’s back turned towards the viewer, shielding his lover’s body while exposing her rapt face.

In all three versions the man’s head is bent over so that it is on a level with hers; in The Kiss this is achieved by having the woman kneel, while in the other paintings Klimt simply makes the man taller. All three works place the couple against a broadly gold background, whether flat, patterned or speckled, which has the effect of setting them from ordinary, earthly love. Klimt Paintings for sale

On the man’s robe is a square with further squares – albeit some distorted – inside it, picked out in black, white, shades of grey and gold, Klimt often seems to have contrasted square or rectangular shapes with circles and spirals to illustrate the difference between masculinity and femininity. The overlapping of the two shapes seems to suggest a sort of physical and spiritual union achieved by the couple, as in The Kiss.

Klimt Painting Expectation

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Klimt-Painting-Expectation

Painting Expectation was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1905. The Palais Stoclet in Brussels was built by Josef Hoffmann between 1905 and 1911. Its owner, the banker Adolphe Stoclet, had encountered Hoffmann and his work during the years he and his wife lived in Vienna, The building is a triumphant example of the ideals of the Vienna Workshop. Exterior and interior, furniture and decoration are fused in a way that had not been possible elsewhere.

Hoffmann used the word ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, which translate as ‘the total work of art’, or ‘artistic synthesis’, to describe his goal, and Klimt’s frieze for the dinning room admirably illustrates the point. He produced a life-sized working drawing on tracing paper which was attached to the marble plates. The pencil marks were then transferred onto the stone. Several craftsmen – gilders, marble workers and enamellers – collaborated on the project, assembling the frieze in the mosaic workshop of Leopold Forstner, following Klimt’s detailed instructions about colours and materials. Klimt Painting for sale

Like the Beethoven Frieze, the Stoclet Frieze runs around three sides of the room. A tree of life, with ornamental spiraling branches, decorated each of the opposite walls which are identical but for the figures on either side: Expectations, originally called ‘The Dancer’, and Fulfillment originally called ‘Embrace’. On the end wall was a third mosaic panel, apparently abstract, which has recently been identified as a knight. It is a much freer and more imaginative image than the knight of the Beethoven Frieze but probably carries the same symbolic associations. The figure of Expectation is clearly inspired by Egyptian art, both in terms of the woman’s profile and the position of her arms and hands. buy Klimt Painting

Klimt Painting Birch Forest I

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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Birch Forest I was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1902. Klimt seems to have felt tranquil in the middle of forests. Although the trunks are cut off by the top of the canvas, the composition is not claustrophobic. Rather, the trees reach up to the sky like columns in a cathedral created by nature. The central European countries had a long tradition of allegorical paintings of the forest.

Albrecht Altdorfer (1480 – 1538) painted the first pure landscape, with towering pine trees reaching up out of the picture frame, dwarfing any sense of human scale. The rich heritage of folklore based around the forest, including Grimm’s fairy tales, may also have struck a chord with Klimt. Klimt Painting  for sale

Rather than dwell on the mysterious, dark nature of the forest, Klimt has chosen an apparently autumnal scene, where the colours of the leaves naturally tend towards the golden tones he favoured. The tiny dabs of paint achieve a shimmering effect of light, far from the reality of dank and gloom, while the patterning of the trunks across the width of the canvas hints at a musical rhythm. buy Klimt Painting

Klimt Painting The Three Ages of Woman

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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The Three Ages of Woman was painted by Bought Gustav Klimt in 1905. This painting had won the gold medal in 1911 International Exhibition, also held in rome. The painting is an example of Klimt’s symbolic and allegorial works. He continued to paint such images right until his death in 1918.

The painting show a little girl in the protecting arms of a young woman, while beside them an old woman stands with bowed head. The aged crone is symbolic of the passage of time.The figure of the old woman is based on a sculpture by Auguste rodin (1840 – 1917), called The Old Courtesan also known as ‘She who was once the Helmet-Maker’s Beautiful Wife’, which was exhibited in Vienna in 1901 as part of the ninth Secession exhibition. The show, devoted the works of Rodin, the painter Giovanni Segantini, and Klinger, had a lasting effect on Klimt, who was delighted when he was able to meet Rodin the following year during the sculptor’s visit to Vienna. Klimt Paintings for sale

Rodin saw and praised the Beetjpvem Froeze; the admiration was mutual.The black background is unusual in Klimt’s work up to this date. Another painting, called Death and life, which was begun three years later in 1908, started out with a gold background. However, Klimt was not happy with it and substituted a blue-black background in 1911. buy Klimt Paintings

Gustav Klimt Painting Danae 1907

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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Danae was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. Danae is obviously erotic. It show women from Classical myth seduced by the god Jupiter. The sleeping figure of Danae coils up to meet a fall of golden rain that symbolizes Jupiter. The parted lips and legs, the closed eyes, the rolled-down stocking on her ankle, the red hair and diaphanous purple veil are all indicative of Danae’s sensual experience. Nearly a quarter of the picture surface is taken up by Danae’s thighs, which makes this a highly erotic works.  Klimt Paintings for sale

The drawings for the painting is more voyeuristic than the finished works. Klimt asked his models to pose in these revealing positions and drew them with simple, clear outlines. The ornament and rich colouring of the painted versions serve to distract the viewer’s attention slightly from the exposed pose of the women. buy Klimt Paintings

Klimt Painting Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. The influence of Egyptian art on Klimt is undoubtedly at work in this portrait of the wife of the industrialist Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer.

He twice commissioned Klimt to paint a portrait of Adele. This painting, made at the height of Klimt’s career, prompted critics to coin the phrase ‘Mehr Blech wie Bloch’, a pun meaning more brass (i.e., money) than Bloch. Klimt Paintings for sale

The portrait is notable for the mix of naturalism, in the painting of the face and hands, and the ornamental decoration used for the dress, chair and background. Like Judith I The way in which the decoration cuts across the shoulders and forearms creates an impression of mutilation. Since Adele, the subject of both of these works, was one of Klimt’s mistresses, it is difficult not to look for a psychological reason for the disjointing of the head and body.