The Kiss

The Kiss

I decided to deviate from photography and chose to focus this week’s blog on a painter. Gustav Klimt is a personal favorite of mine. He was an Austrian painter whose sought out the female body as a primary subject of his paintings and sketches. His portraits were often erotic in nature and his work was occasionally critiqued  as “pornographic.” What I love about his paintings, however, is how he managed to combine very natural and organic-looking subjects with extremely detailed geometric designs. I think his prominent use of gold leaf in his paintings also makes them unique. I’ve included a few paintings from Klimt’s “Golden Period.” The last painting though marks a shift in Klimt’s style…it originally had a gold background that was later painted over.

Beeches

Beeches

Emilie Floge

Emilie Floge

Death and Life

Death and Life

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