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    This essay convenes the work of two Austrian artists, Gustav Klimt and his former student Egon Schiele. Both twentieth century artists and both independent in their style, their work together embodies common idiosyncrasies. The two share many qualities in their work, especially a kind of anxiety. Although stylistically, Klimt 's work is formally ordered and decorative while Schiele 's work is unforgiving in its brutality. An example that displays this duality in their work and similar compositions are Klimt’s The Kiss and Schiele’s Death and the Maiden. Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was born in Vienna. Klimt was noted for the erotic quality of his highly decorative art. His style was perceived as rebellious of the traditional academic…

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    Inspiration for the Thesis Topic At the middle of this semester, I decided to go back to the point, the Post-Impressionist period, where I started to be interested in Art history in the very beginning. Therefore, I would love to start again with Gustav Klimt, who lived around the same period, but had a distinctively different style in Austria. After talking to Professor Houghteling, I was inspired by the perspective offered by her. Since several well-known works of Gustav Klimt have been…

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    Gender is a social and cultural conception of being male or female. The presentation of gender in art often depicts the divide between the social and sexual identification of being masculine and feminine. The roles of males and females have been contested throughout history and has been prominent subject of experimentation in the arts. Although contemporary artworks play a crucial role in advancing the equality of women in society, artworks, especially that of Gustav Klimt, in the past have…

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    Gustav Klimt Assignment

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    you choose and why? To start off this assignment, I researched art works and designs that are based around pattern. I made an inspiration of different types of pattern designs that inspired me, and I wrote a brief description beneath them in my visual diary. After completing this process, I chose my artwork; The Tree of Life. The artist that I have chosen is Gustav Klimt. There was no particular reason as to why I chose him, however when searching for artworks with pattern as one of their key…

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    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.…

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    Gustave Klimt was born in Vienna, Austria in 1862. He is viewed as one of the most influential and cutting- edge artists of his time with memorable pieces such as The Kiss, The Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer, and the Three Ages of Women, as well as his provocative drawings. With his abstract multimedia uses of paint, jewels, and gold leafing, Klimt has created some of the most iconic and controversial pieces in the art community. At the beginning of his career, Klimt stuck to his teachings and…

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    Egon Schiele's Early Life

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    Klimt kindly mentored young artists, Klimt had a bit more interest in Schiele. He bought his drawings, offered to trade them for some of his own drawings, he prepared models for him and introduced him to possible buyers. He also familiarized Schiele to the Wiener Werkstätte, a arts and crafts workshop connected to the Secession. First Exibhition Schiele had his first exhibition in 1908, in Klosterneuburg, Austria . Schiele left the academy of fine arts in 1909, after finishing his third…

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    Fear and Self-Loathing in Egon Schiele 's Work Egon Schiele was 20th century Austrian painter, known mostly for his erotic portraits of women and his tortured self-portraits, but he also did landscape painting and photography. It would be easy to assume that Egon Schiele was conceited and arrogant by looking at his self-portraits, because he would paint himself as a haloed visionary sent on earth to reveal the truth about sexuality (Izenberg 475) or draw erotic portraits of himself. It is,…

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    Klimt The Kiss Summary

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    The World in Love With a Golden Romance: Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss Gustav Klimt’s oil and gold leaf painting on canvas, The Kiss of 1908 is his interpretation of the society in which he found himself, views on religion, nature, and sex and love. The perfectly square painting’s foreground is a lush green mound covered in hundreds of small pink, gold, red, and purple flowers. The greenery extends over three-fourths of the painting. The middle ground hosts a couple, male and female, arms locked in a…

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    Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt was born on July 14, 1862, on the outer part of Vienna, Austria. The son of Ernst and Anna Klimt. Ernst was a broke struggling gold engraver and Anna was musically talented, but had never wanted to become a professional artist. Gustav became very gifted at a young age. He went to Vienna School of Art and Crafts on a full scholarship. The school did not care that he was from a poor home and that he was young. Klimt used his time wisely at the school and focused on…

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