About Gustav Klimt Statue – Emilie Floge – Parastone
This Gustav Klimt Statue is a portrait of fashion designer Emilie, a good friend of Gustav Klimt’s. She was the subject in several of Klimt’s artworks. We see her wearing a stunning, fashionable blue dress establishing her role as a society woman from the turn of the century in Austria. Many believe Klimt and Floge were lovers, but the truth is they were merely close friends and relatives. Kilmt’s brother, Ernst, had married Emilie’s sister, which made her Klimt’s sister-in-law. During the last 25 years of Klimt’s life, she was very close to Klimt. More details on Gustav Klimt Statue – Emilie Floge – Parastone:
- Dimensions : 9.5 in. x 3 in. x 2 in.
- Weighs: 1 lbs.
- Material : Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish.
- Included : Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.
About Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter who was considered to be particularly controversial during his time. Klimt “main subject in his work was the female body. He became known for the highly decorative style and erotic nature of his works, which were seen as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time. Gustav Klimt is a prominent figure in the 20th century art world, as well as divisive one for the time. Constantly plagued by obscenity complaints and people not appreciating his work, he furthered and advocated for a separation from Academic art, founding along with other artists, architects and designers the Vienna Secessionist Movement, which also praised the Art Nouveau style. Gustav Klimt is mostly known for his “golden phase” a time period during his career where he strived to lavishly use gold leaf in his works, under the influence of Italo-Byzantine religious works of Medieval and Proto-Rennaisance art, to convey a deep symbolic meaning.