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Gustav Klimt Portraits 2024 Wall Calendar

Gustav Klimt Portraits 2024 Wall Calendar


Gustav Klimt Portraits 2024 Wall Calendar

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The Neue Galerie New York is pleased to unveil its 2024 calendar, filled with masterworks by Gustav Klimt. Inside you will find beloved examples of the artist's depictions of women, including the range of styles that he adopted over the twenty-year period that he worked in this genre.

Klimt’s earliest official portrait commission was from Sonja Knips (1898) and his feminine depiction of this sitter is among his first canvases in a square format. The ethereal Portrait of Gertha Loew (1902) was completed on the eve of her marriage and evokes the work of James McNeill Whistler. Two iconic masterworks in Klimt’s so-called “golden style”—Judith I (1901) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907)—are included in the selection. Some historians believe that Bloch-Bauer also modeled for Klimt’s depiction of the biblical Judith figure. The Portrait of Fritza Riedler (1906) was admired in Klimt’s lifetime as a “painted mosaic” and shows his keen interest in exploring the decorative in a painted format. After a trip to Paris in 1909, Klimt’s style reflected a greater awareness of French art. The Black Feathered Hat (1910) is a nod to the graphic art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Klimt’s late portraits all demonstrate a clear study of Henri Matisse and the Fauves, as well as an appreciation of Asian art, from which he borrowed ornamental elements and figural motifs, seen especially in the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912) and the Portrait of Elisabeth Lederer (1914-16). Two sensuous, unfinished works, The Dancer (1916-17) and Portrait of Ria Munk III (1917) could be interpreted as conflations of his fascination with women and his interest in landscapes, especially his love of blooming gardens. The incomplete Portrait of Johanna Staude (1917) and the Portrait of Amalie Zuckerlandl (1917) confirm that Klimt was shifting toward a more liberated manner of working at the time of his death at age 56.

The illustrated paintings are drawn from the Neue Galerie’s own holdings as well as from the Belvedere, the Lewis Collection, and other private collections. 

12-month 2024 calendar featuring 12 Klimt masterpieces.

Spiral bound wall calendar,  9" x 18"

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