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  • Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

    By July 2, 2018

    Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of the human form. But alongside his startlingly revealing portraits and raw nude studies lie haunting journeys into fragile existence via town paintings and landscapes. His expressive, vulnerable...

  • Why is Klimt Famous?

    By March 28, 2018

    Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly do we value his work? And what role did he...

  • The Great Stanisław Wyspiański And His Many Talents

    By January 10, 2018

    He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many talents encompassed not only painting and sculpting. He was also a significant,...

  • Best Party Posters of 19th Century

    By December 31, 2017

    Are you ready for the crazy party tonight? Although lithography was invented in 1798, it was at first too slow and expensive for poster production. Most posters were wood or metal engravings with little color or design. This...

  • Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer I

    By July 2, 2017

    This portrait also known as Lady in Gold is one of two formal portraits that Gustav Klimt made of Adele Bloch-Bauer, an important patron of the artist. Adele was the wife of a wealthy industrialist in Vienna where...

  • Painting Human Desire For Happiness – Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze

    By June 6, 2017

    When we think of Gustav Klimt we see beautiful women portraits, sensual and dangerous compositions, gold and decorative motifs. But if you have ever been to the famous building of Vienna Secession building (which is now a gallery of...

  • Gustav Klimt And Emilie Flöge – The Everlasting Friendship

    By March 25, 2017

    Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge were inseparable for years. Although it was never proven that there was something romantic between the two of them the story of their relationship (friendship only?) lasted for 27 years, until Klimt’s death. Klimt...

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