Roses under the Trees (detail)
Oil on Canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
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Gustav Klimt Landscapes
Edited by Stephan Koja
With essays by Christian Huemer, Stephan Koja, Peter Peer, Verena Perlhefter, Carl Schorske, Erhard Stöbe, and Anselm Wagner
While the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbol-laden portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. Klimt's landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting. For many years the artist traveled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer, where he took advantage of the extraordinary light and spectacular hues. Among the most exquisite of Klimt's landscapes are those in which he experimented with composition and style; many of them reveal the influence of his contemporaries. Accompanied by essays from scholars, this visually stunning collection of all of Klimt's landscape paintings and drawings brings to light a little-known aspect of the artist's oeuvre, proving that his mastery extends beyond portraiture and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life's work.
220 pages, 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
80 color and 150 black-and-white illustrations
Published in association with Prestel
ISBN 3-7913-2677-5 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-931102-48-0 (softcover)