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Gustav Klimt - Death and Life - detail Google Art Project

Gustav Klimt - Death and Life - detail Google Art Project



Detail of Death and Life by Gustav Klimt, cropped from the Google Art Project photo hosted on Commons

Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) Austrian artist, one of the founders of European Art Nouveau. He has chosen a painter career since childhood. He received an academic education in Vienna and wrote for a long time by its canons. For the design of the Vienna theater and Museum, Klimt at the age of 26 received an imperial award. Soon after, Gustav led a revolt of young Austrian artists against the framework and limitations of academic painting, founding the Vienna Secession association. Despite the sarcastic comments and ridicule of critics, Klimt remained a favorite of the public until his death, who willingly bought up his paintings.



1908 - 1915


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