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The Kiss - close up ::: CLICK to visit the Klimt Complete Works; KlimtGallaery.org

Born: July 14, 1862
Died: February 6, 1918

Nineteenth century Austrian painter Klimt is known for his highly decorative style and erotic works. Klimt was a controversial figure in his time. His work was constantly criticized for being too sensual and erotic, and his symbolism too deviant.

 

 

Gustav Klimt: The Kiss

 

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His decorative works began as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time. This is most famous of his work entitled.

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I visited many galleries online while looking at Klimt works.
I linked some above and here is another CLICK as well.

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CLICK: Goldener Apfelbaum 1903The Klimt Golden Paintings received a very wide positive reaction and these were very successful paintings.

These paintings used gold leaf paint.

They include Pallas Athene (1898), Judith I (1901), Goldener Apfelbaum 1903, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), and The Kiss (1907-1908).

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Was Klimt perhaps inspired by works
from Piero della Francesca (1415 – 1492)?

Piero della Francesca: Legend of the True Cross - the Queen of Sheba Meeting with Solomon

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I wondered — I looked — I didn’t find an answer.
They both put a mystical beauty in their works — what do I know?
Klimt’s painting are overall better preserved.
Most of Francesca’s are badly damaged.
The above,
Legend of the Cross 
is about the best blog photo
there is of this painting.

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Thanks for visiting.

Tomorrow is a mindfulness day!
Yay! I love mindfulness days.
Hint: its about ripple-ing.

I hope we can learn something new together tomorrow.

New post Eric

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Ave Maria
Haiku assignment
I am a tree… today
I just looked around
Lost In The Call – Rumi poetry
Awake my soul
Ripple-ing
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