Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gustav Klimt: An Artist for All Seasons

Most people know 19th C Austrian painter Gustav Klimt for his iconic painting The Kiss. Indeed, Klimt's haunting portaits capture figures emerging from complex patters of color and gold leaf in ways that are completely unique to him, but it's his landscapes which I've been enjoying lately. The patterns and colors are at once abstract and realistic-- capturing the essence of nature without becoming fussy. I can practically hear the leaves underfoot as my eye wanders through the white birch trees.

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