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”