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Gustav Klimt : drawings & watercolours / Rainer Metzger.

By: Metzger, Rainer.
Contributor(s): Klimt, Gustav, 1862-1918.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2005Description: 400 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 050023826x.Subject(s): Klimt, Gustav, 1862-1918 -- Criticism and interpretation | Artists -- Austria | Watercolour painting -- AustriaDDC classification: 759.36 Summary: There can be no doubt about Klimts greatness as a draughtsman. Remarkable above all is the intensely sensual mood that he establishes in his limpid, fluid drawings and watercolours. Rainer Metzger brings together hundreds of Klimts works on paper in a way that enriches our knowledge of the artist and enhances the visual impact of his oeuvre. Many revolve around Klimts taboo-breaking main themes the naked woman, erotica and homoerotica while others provide allegorical and historical insights. Between these two poles lie Klimts elegantly direct preparatory sketches and studies, tirelessly and manically executed frameworks that would lay the foundations for his paintings. This book is a fitting testament to a hitherto neglected aspect of Klimts art, which is as complex and contradictory as the times in which it was made and as the man who made it.
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With 309 illustrations, 282 in colour.

Includes bibliographical references and index

There can be no doubt about Klimts greatness as a draughtsman. Remarkable above all is the intensely sensual mood that he establishes in his limpid, fluid drawings and watercolours. Rainer Metzger brings together hundreds of Klimts works on paper in a way that enriches our knowledge of the artist and enhances the visual impact of his oeuvre. Many revolve around Klimts taboo-breaking main themes the naked woman, erotica and homoerotica while others provide allegorical and historical insights. Between these two poles lie Klimts elegantly direct preparatory sketches and studies, tirelessly and manically executed frameworks that would lay the foundations for his paintings. This book is a fitting testament to a hitherto neglected aspect of Klimts art, which is as complex and contradictory as the times in which it was made and as the man who made it.

Translation of: Gustav Klimt : das graphische Werk.

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