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Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings

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Fall under the spell of Gustav Klimt. The complete catalogue of his paintings, including new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze, this book follows the Viennese master through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement, his candid rendering of the female body, and the lustrous “golden phase” behind such shimmering works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
Hardcover with fold-outs11.4 x 15.6 in.15.97 lb676 pages
“…a sensory vitamin pill.”
Allure Magazine
“This book is simply stunning. The works are beautifully reproduced - this monograph is not to be missed.”
The Huffington Post
“ of the most covetable books ever. The reproductions are breathtakingly good, as are the excellent essays and commentaries on paintings.”
The Sunday Times Magazine
“ sumptuous, you won’t want to stop looking at it.”
“ the arresting imagery in this comprehensive tome attests, Klimt’s liberated vision of modern beauty and femininity lives on.”
“Guaranteed to work up a fervour.”
Harpers Bazaar
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)
Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings

Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings


Defining Decadence

The mesmerizing universe of Gustav Klimt

Over a century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. This monograph gathers all of Klimt’s major works alongside authoritative art historical commentary and privileged access to the artist’s archive.

With top quality illustration, including new photography of the celebrated Stoclet Frieze, the book follows Klimt through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement of 1897, his candid rendering of the female body, and his lustrous “golden phase” when gold leaf brought a shimmering tone and texture to such beloved works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, also known as The Woman in Gold.

Through luminous spreads and carefully curated details, the monograph traces the repertoire of Japanese, Byzantine, and allegorical stimuli that informed Klimt’s flattened perspectives, his symbolic vocabulary, and his mosaic-like textures. Drawing upon contemporary critics and voices, the book also examines the art world’s polarized reception to Klimt’s pictures as much as his own stylistic trajectory. From his landscape painting to erotic works to the controversial ceiling for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna, we see how Klimt’s admixture of tradition and daring divided the press and public—becried by some as a pornographer, hailed by others as a modern maestro.

The editor and author

Tobias G. Natter is an acknowledged expert on art in “Vienna around 1900.” For many years he was curator at the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, directed the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, and the Leopold Museum in Vienna. In 2014 he founded Natter Fine Arts, which specializes in assessing works of art and developing exhibition concepts. He is the author of TASCHEN’s Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings, and Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909–1918.

Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings
Hardcover with fold-outs29 x 39.5 cm7.25 kg676 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-2795-8

Edition: English
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9 Ratings

Mooi en compleet overzicht

Tom,November 6, 2021
Mooi en compleet overzicht, en door grote formaat nog meer genieten van al het prachtige werk.

Beautiful book

Carlos H.,October 28, 2021
I bought this book in the XXL size and it's beautiful, really captures the impressive art of Gustav Klimt. It has a lot of interesting information about the artist, his work and the historical context of his time.

A must have

Leo,October 28, 2021
The pictures transport to you to a time like no other.

Documentaire indispensable

Christophe,October 28, 2021
Une somme graphique et documentaire indispensable pour connaître et apprécier l'oeuvre si variée de Klimt.

A masterpiece

Javier,October 27, 2021
Even if you were to dislike Klimt's work (but who does?) there's no doubt that this is an impressive volume. The print quality is superb and most likely the closer you'll ever be to his oeuvre outside of a museum exhibit. A must have.