Paperback Basic Art

By (author) Gilles Neret

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 226mm x 12mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 23 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 382285980X
  • ISBN 13: 9783822859803
  • Edition statement: Nachdruck.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (chiefly colour) facsimiles (some colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
  • Sales rank: 48,325

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Gustav Klimt's art is thoroughly fin de siecle. It expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. The ecstatic joy which Klimt and his contemporaries found - or hoped to find - in beauty was constantly overshadowed by death. And death therefore plays an important role in Klimt's art. Klimt's fame, however, rests on his reputation as one of the greatest erotic painters and graphic artists of his times. In particular, his drawings, which have been widely admired for their artistic excellence, are dominated by the erotic portrayal of women. Klimt saw the world "in female form".

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