Gustav Klimt 150th Birthday


    Today July 14, 2012 Google is celebrating the 150th Birthday of Gustav Klimt. If you do not know who Gustav Klint is you can watch the short video about Gustav Klimt. In the video we share some of the artist’s most famous works, and some quotes from Gustav Klimt.

    Gustav Klimt

    Video About Gustav Klimt

    Gustav Klimt was an artist who were born on June 14th, 1862 he passed away on February 6, 1918. He was famous for his art work of naked woman and his obsession with the female body. One of his most famous works “Adele Bloch-Bauer”  sold for a record $135 million in 2006. by the Neue Galerie in New York.

    Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna in Austria-Hungary, the second of seven children—three boys and four girls.

    Gustav Klimt Legacy – Wikipedia

    According to the writer Frank Whitford : ” Klimt of course, is an important artist – he’s a very popular artist – but in terms of the history of art, he’s a very unimportant artist. Although he sums up so much in his work, about the society in which he found himself – in art historical terms his effect was negligible. So he’s an artist really in a cul-de-sac.

    • Klimt’s work had a strong influence on the paintings of Egon Schiele, whom he would collaborate with to found the Kunsthalle (Hall of Art) in 1917, to try to keep local artists from going abroad.
    • National Public Radio reported on January 17, 2006 that “The Austrian National Gallery is being compelled by a national arbitration board to return five paintings by Gustav Klimt to a Los Angeles woman, the heir of a Jewish family that had its art stolen by the Nazis. The paintings are estimated to be worth at least $150 million.
    • Klimt’s work has spawned many reinterpretations, including the works of Slovak artist Rudolf Fila.
    • Couturier John Galliano found inspiration for the Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2008 haute couture collection in Klimt’s work.
    • Romanian poet Sebastian Reichmann has published in 2008 a book called Mocheta lui Klimt (Klimt’s Carpet). As the author says in an interview and even in one of the poems from the book, the title was inspired by a carpet from a train he often attended, carpet that reminded him of Klimt’s paintings. Also, the front cover depicts an Art Nouveau-styled passage from Bucharest.
    • South Korean novelist Kim Young-ha frequently refers to Klimt, particularly Judith, in his first novel I Have The Right To Destroy Myself. One of the main characters in this novel is referred to by the other characters as Judith because of her resemblance to Klimt’s painting and is thus also known primarily as Judith to the reader.
    • Several of Klimt’s most famous works from his golden period inspired a Japanese animation title sequence for the series Elfen Lied, in which the art is recreated to fit with the series’ own characters and is arranged as a montage with the song “Lilium”. The opening to the anime Sound of the Sky is also largely inspired by Klimt’s works.
    • Gustav Klimt and his work have been the subjects of many collector coins and medals. The most recent and prominent one is the famous 100 euro Painting Gold Coin, issued on November 5, 2003. The obverse depicts Klimt in his studio with two unfinished paintings on easels.
    • Klimt and His Women Gold Coin Series – The Austrian Mint has begun a 5 coin gold series in 2012 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s birth. The first 50 Euro gold coin was issued on January 25, 2012 and feature a portrait of Klimt on the obverse and a portion of the painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer.
    • Exhibitions Commemorating Klimt’s 150th Birthday in 2012 – In addition to the permanent exhibitions on display, the city of Vienna, Austria will celebrate the 150th birthday of Klimt with special exhibitions all over the city. Also, guided walking tours through the city will allow people to see some of the buildings where Klimt worked.

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