Summer Sojourns on the Attersee 1900-1916
Comparable to Claude Monet’s Giverny, Paul Cézanne’s Provence and Egon Schiele’s Krumau, the Attersee was a place of unique artistic activity for the famous Jugendstil artist Gustav Klimt. His quest for quiet spots where he could find relaxation and artistic inspiration first led him to spend his summers in Litzlberg near Seewalchen on the northern shore of the Attersee (Brewery Inn), then to Kammer from 1908 (Villa Oleander) and finally, from 1914, to Weißenbach on the lake’s southern shore (Forester’s House). A compact companion offering insights into Klimt’s discovery of the Attersee as a refuge for the obligatory Sommerfrische, this book illustrates the artist’s ambivalent »longing to be there« by means of numerous paintings, unique documents, photographs and correspondence.
Edition Klimt, Volume 2: Gustav Klimt. Summer Sojourns on the Attersee 1900-1916
Edited by Sandra Tretter, Peter Weinhäupl
Brandstätter Verlag, Wien, 2015, € 24,90