Gustav Klimt: Complete Paintings
One of Austria's most celebrated artists, Gustav Klimt was a controversial figure of the Vienna Secession, a movement that marked the beginning of modern art in Austria. While he stood for Modernism, he also embraced tradition. Known for his evocative style, Klimt's paintings and murals often consisted of overtly erotic figure painting. In fact, his paintings on the ceiling of the Great Hall at the University of Vienna – Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence – were considered to be pornographic at the time. This comprehensive volume offers the complete catalog of Klimt's works and chronicles his prominent role during the Secessionist period.