Florale Welten

Edited by Sandra Tretter, Peter Weinhäupl
With contributions from Laura Erhold, Alexandra Matzner, Sandra Tretter und Peter Weinhäupl

The Klimt Foundation dedicates the fourth volume of the Klimt Edition to the painter's sensual-emotional connection to nature. Throughout his life, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) conducted an artistic dialogue with the forms and colours of nature. Lush fruit trees, flowering meadows and mystical forest views characterise his floral work and probably also reflect his actual longing - for a carefree, pleasurable life in the enchanting garden paradise that "resembles a starry sky".

Against the backdrop of the "flourishing" Art Nouveau and the garden movements around 1900, this book illuminates Klimt's sensitive engagement with the world of flowers, trees and blossoms, from his early realistic forest views to the modern, daring image sections of the famous Attersee landscapes and garden portraits to the late portraits with floral decoration. Inspired by Austrian pioneers and international trends, the Art Nouveau artist found his characteristic style. Above all, however, the backyard green space of his Josefstadt studio, the enchanted artist's garden in the Biedermeier studio in Hietzing and his most motivically extensive "place of longing", Attersee, enriched Klimt's artistic nature.

€ 24,90

Brandstätter Verlag, Vienna, 2019
ISBN 978-3-7106-0116-3

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