Unmistakable style and valuable art of Klimt

the kiss - 1907/1098. Viena Belvedere
The kiss – 1907/1098. Viena Belvedere
The valuable works of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) of the late nineteenth century and twentieth begging, remain in time without losing prominence in media, even today in the XXI century.

Unmistakable in its style, the artist found a special mood to defend his dreams and creations. In a Vienna of 1897, where modernity was bustling as a laboratory of ideas, with Quantum Physics Ernest Mach, with the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s language, and psychoanalysis from Sigsmund Freud.

It was a unique moment in the history of Western civilization with such brilliant minds gathered in one place. Vienna, Austria, before Hitler catastrophe – the first with the approaching war.


Gustav Klimt represented the beginning of modernism in Austria, led the Secession, with the architect Max Klinger, created in 1897, the same model created a few years ago in Monaco (1892) and also in Berlin (1893). It was a group of artists and architects united by the desire to renew the official artistic life with the proposal to overcome the academicism.

Klimt, who was then about 35 years old, was already famous in their social environment, achieved immortality, not only by his brushstrokes works with elegance and an esthetic beauty trying to promote new, but from what represented a moment in art history and of humanity.

ADelle Bloch- Bauer I (1907) New York Neue GAlerie.
ADelle Bloch- Bauer I (1907) New York Neue Galerie.
Adelle Bloch Bauer II - 1912
Adelle Bloch Bauer II – 1912

When the artist designed the refined screen of Adele Bloch Portrait’s – Bauer I, with an addendum, he made another Adelle style – 1912; but it is the first that we are dealing, as it was recently disputed by millionaire action, the heiress Anna Altmann against Austrian government.


Adele, the model was Jewish and the work belongs to his family who had all the property confiscated by the Nazis. The Golden Lady, directed by British filmmaker Simon Curtis, gives an account of the whole process and the glamour of the history and the work promised to be a blockbuster movie, but did not please the critics.

Gustav Klimt designed the first Adele, the stunning golden in 1907.

She also represented the culmination of the ideas defended by the Secession group. Reminds us of the brilliance of Byzantine mosaics because the gold leaf, element widely used by him in the structural composition of his works in the most vital period of the innovative group.

The geometry, pure lines, besides to the recovery of ancient mythology influenced by Freud. In Adelle the eyes image gives a visionary way, Egyptian mythological. The square was the symbol of secession because it represented the principle of stability, harmony, coherence and symmetry. A figure of concrete perfection and rational construction. Its regular repetition induces serenity in the environment, suggesting an idea of wholeness and integration.

Adele I, which was the Gallery Belvedere proud in Vienna, Austria, by 2006, was bought from the heiress by Ronald Lauder, co-founder of the Neue Galerie in New York.

Judith II - Salomé/ 1909. Museu Cívico de Veneza
Judith II – Salomé/ 1909. Civic Museum of Venice
Million euros

If nothing else Adele story that has come to this day, one of the Austrian artist screens again made headlines in early 2016 with the release of the fact that the city of Venice be thinking of auction your Judith II, of Klimt and more Marc Chagall and more to restore a red budget. Sales may fill a 60 million euros deficit.

The world of Italian art trembled with the announcement of the newly elected mayor, Luigi Brgnaro of Venice, to auction the masterpieces of the city and the decision has been postponed for awhile.

We hope that the mayor find a painless way to solve the problem, because every time a masterpiece leaves the Italian museum rooms, you lose a reason to go to this museum“, writes Roberta Pucci, in the article in Exibart . The work in question is in the Civic Museum of Venice.

Finally, talk Gustav Klimt’s creative work in just two magnificent works is an understatement. The artist has died at 56 age, and saw the first war ended. Changes in artistic poetry is visible, in the sequence of his works, that lose in part the Byzantine splendor and win, with the art historical transformations, the confluence with nature, while always keeping the geometrical symmetry, a little gold. They are unmistakable and valuable!

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