Volledige titel: Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings
During his lifetime, Gustav Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high. He stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition. His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world.
The press and general public alike were split over the question: For or against Klimt? This monograph explores Klimt's oeuvre with particular emphasis upon such contemporary voices. With a complete catalogue of his paintings, including new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze commissioned exclusively for this book, it examines the reactions to Klimt's work throughout his career. Subjects range from Klimt's portrayal of women to his adoption of landscape painting. The theory that Klimt was a man of few words who rarely put pen to paper is also dispelled with the inclusion of 179 letters, cards, writings, and other documents from the artist.Contributing authors: Evelyn Benesch, Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Rainald Franz, Anette Freytag, Christoph Grunenberg, Hansjoerg Krug, Susanna Partsch, Angelina Poetschner, and Michaela Reichel.
Over de auteur:
Tobias G. Natter (1961) is an Austrian art historian and internationally renowned art expert particularly for the Art in Vienna around 1900. Natter studied at the universities of Innsbruck, Munich and Vienna and graduated with a PhD in 1988. He began his museum career at the Historisches Museum Wien, after which he spent 15 years with the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, finally serving as the institution's head curator.
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