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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.
Hardcover9.8 x 13.4 in.9.51 lb604 pages
“Never have there been such illustrations… that give us the grain of canvas and every precious decorative element in the stupendous mosaics of the Palais Stoclet, the Sistine Chapel of Secessionism.”
The Evening Standard
“Guaranteed to work up a fervor.”
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XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
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 internationally acknowledged expert on art in “Vienna around 1900.” For many years he worked at the Austrian Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, latterly as head curator. He also worked as guest curator at the Tate Liverpool, the Neue Galerie New York, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Schirn in Frankfurt am Main, and the Jewish Museum in Vienna. From 2006 to 2011, he directed the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, and from 2011 to 2013 was director of 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
Hardcover25 x 34 cm4.31 kg604 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6660-5

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-6661-2

Edition: English

ISBN 978-3-8365-6662-9

Edition: Spanish
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19 Ratings


Anna,October 26, 2022
It’s simply amazing!!! Highly recommended!

Very nice

David,November 2, 2021
Amazing book Excellent print quality

bright colors

Grzegorz,October 29, 2021
XX century painter of lavish life, sexuality and perversion. Master of bright colors just after and before a darkness time in European history.


Julian,October 28, 2021
This is just an amazing book. The section covering the the Stocklet frieze, together with the photographs throughout - together make this book worthwhile. Everything else is sumptuous as well - indulge!

Awesome quality of imagery

Maria,October 28, 2021
Feels like you are witnessing these paintings in a museum! The size of the book is also ideal to grasp all the details of painter’s work. And the super-cover is beautiful too. My respect for book designers and a publisher!