Gustav Klimt Essay

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This investigation will explore the cultural backgrounds and forms utilized by artists, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Joan Miro. A close inspection of the artist’s use of color, line, shape, mass and space. To analyze the three artworks, I will use the Feldman method of analysis.

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter known for his decorative style and exceeding love for his country and women, marked by a frank sense of eroticism. The starkness of a line is essential to Klimt’s art. Through it he conveys the essence of human form and the nature of it’s existence. In his work he explores a range of human emotion like suffering, love and hope through poses, expressions and gestures, until reaching a peak of emotional intensity. Whist working he used an adjustable easel allowing his to draw from various angles. To develop the female’s languorous bodies in a floating-like manner, he often posed models on beds; a motif very common in his art. Klimt’s taste in art was opulent and also spare, as he admired the art of diverse cultures of past and present. This is emphasized through his use of surface, pattern and line. By the mid-1890’s, Klimt and other Austrian artists separated from the Viennese art establishment, as they begun to discover the
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Thus, evoking Klimt’s flattened compositional space and a folkloric tone. His work is highly noted for it’s raw sexuality and intensity. Many of his works consist of naked self-portraits with twisted/contorted body shapes and expressive line, characterizing Schiele’s style as expressionist. Schiele used color sparingly and identified his work by sheer and sinuous black line. In most of his work, the object’s eye contact makes the work more revealing and confrontational. Schiele’s career was highly successful and influential, yet short. His career ended when he was only 28 years old, when he fell victim to the Spanish flu in

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