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The prince of decadence - Looking at Klimt in a whole new light

The prince of decadence

Looking at Klimt in a whole new light

Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings

$ 200
Edition: English
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During his lifetime, Gustav Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high. He stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition. His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world. The press and general public alike were split over the question: For or against Klimt?

This monograph explores Klimt's oeuvre with particular emphasis upon such contemporary voices. With a complete catalog of his paintings, including new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze commissioned exclusively for this book, it examines the reactions to Klimt's work throughout his career. Subjects range from Klimt’s portrayal of women to his adoption of landscape painting. The theory that Klimt was a man of few words who rarely put pen to paper is also dispelled with the inclusion of 179 letters, cards, writings, and other documents from the artist.

Contributing authors: Evelyn Benesch, Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Rainald Franz, Anette Freytag, Christoph Grunenberg, Hansjörg Krug, Susanna Partsch, Angelina Pötschner and Michaela Reichel
  • “In every way an indispensible contribution to research… brilliant foldouts provide large views, while individual enlargements grant fascinating insight into the detail.”

    — Kunstchronik, Munich
  • "Gustav Klimt is perhaps best known for his use of gold leaf in intricate paintings. His life’s work is still celebrated today for the beauty, sense of sorrow and passion that he was able to capture in a single portrait. It has been 150 years since Klimt’s birth and the launch of his complete works reveals his ideas and creative genius in one impressive volume."

    — The Mayfair Magazine, London