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Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

Gustav Klimt: Landscapes

By Stephan Koja

Gustav Klimt's landscape paintings bring to light a lesser known aspect of the artist's oeuvre, proving that his mastery extends beyond renowned portraits of Viennese society to evocative depictions of nature. Over a period of many years, Klimt regularly stayed in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, occasionally traveling across the border to Italy. During the summer months, the artist sought to capture the beauty and charm of nature, taking advantage of the light and the brilliant colors found in the mountainous countryside.

Klimt experimented with composition and style in his landscapes, and many of these are considered his most exquisite works. Few in number, these paintings are made even more precious by their very scarcity.

"Gustav Klimt: Landscapes" brings together all known landscape paintings by the artist, traces his excursions to Lake Atter and Lake Garda, reveals the influence he had on his contemporaries, and underlines his valuable contribution to the school of European landscape painting.

218 pages, 214 color and 70 black and white illustrations
9.4 x 7.8 x 0.8 inches
Prestel, 2007
ISBN 9783791337173

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