Happy Birthday Gustave Klimt!

Today is the birthday of the Austrian Symbolist artist Gustave Klimt (b. 1862 – 1918).  Klimt was one of the main members of the Secession movement.     He studied in the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts until 1883 and then studied architectural painting and began his career painting Friezes and ceilings in  public buildingsContinue reading “Happy Birthday Gustave Klimt!”

Behind the paint – ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt

  ‘The Kiss’ by Gustave Klimt (b.1862 -1918 Vienna) was painted 1907  – 1908, it is probably the Viennese artist’s most famous work.  Klimt trained at the school of Applied Arts in Vienna, but eventually broke away from the State’s patronage to form the Secession group with friends.  The group believed the promotion of the  art of unconventionalContinue reading “Behind the paint – ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt”

Transcription continued: page 18 The end of the road for now

  Transcription continued pages 18…… I would very much like to explore the textures I have identified within the image.  These would translate well into ceramic: different glazes could be used to achieve this.    The image also suggest a map or an Ariel view.  However these are just experiments that I shall have to leaveContinue reading “Transcription continued: page 18 The end of the road for now”