About Klimt Garden Portfolio Notes – Set of 12 – Galison
This Klimt Garden Portfolio Notes is a set of 12 postcards and 12 envelopes representing 4 different subjects inspire from the great: Gustav Klimt.
Viennese painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) may be best known for his golden paintings of women, like The Kiss. He also painted these gardens, and we’ve pruned them to reproduce two details of each: The cover image, sunflowers front and center, is a detail of From Garden with Flowers (Brewet Garden at Litzlberg on the Attersee), c. 1906, from the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna; more abstract, colorful blooms are from Flower Garden, 1905-07, from a private collection. Both are oil on canvas paintings. “Art is a line around your thoughts.”—Gustav Klimt. More details on Klimt Garden Portfolio Notes – Set of 12 – Galison:
- Artist: Gustav Klimt
- Dimensions: 6.” x 4.9″ x 1″ Inches (est)
- Shape: Rectangular
About Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was a controversial Austrian symbolist painter during his time. His work mostly depicted the female body. Klimt’s artwork is not only famous for its highly erotic nature but also its decorative style. His contemporaries considered his artwork as a rebellion against the traditional academic art. Klimt was a prominent member of a group of artists called “˜Sezession, ‘ and promoted him to the level of the main pioneers of modern art. His artwork combined monumental style with ornamental art and classical symbolism, set against the romanticism which was so characteristic of his time. Klimt statue “The Kiss” is part of his Golden Phase” which is possibly his most widely recognized period of art. This period emerged following enthusiastic responses to his work and significant financial success. Many of his paintings during his Golden Phase, including The Kiss, were made with gold leaf.