Art Prints
 

About Klimt and the End of Summer with Robert Savignac.


12 x 24 Acrylic on stretched canvas
City By the Sea - ©2020 NLew

Whoever wants to know something about me as an artist, which alone is significant, they should look attentively at my pictures and seek to recognize what I am and what I want." -- Gustav Klimt


Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist painter and a prominent member of the Vienna Sezession* movement, is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art, once said, "Art is a line around your thoughts." While his primary subject was the female body as he alleged that "All Art is erotic," he also painted allegories and portraits as well as landscapes. His Art was most influenced by Japanese art and its methods. Much of his work is represented with elegant gold leaf or colored decorations, adding spirals, swirls, and phallic shapes to conceal the more sexually explicit drawings. One of his more dominant themes seems to be the femme fatale as in