Girlfriends (water snakes I) (1904) by Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt Quotes
"All art is erotic."
"There is no self-portrait of me."
"I can paint and draw. I believe this myself, and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true."
"True relaxation, which would do me a world of good, does not exist for me. "
"Although even when I am being idle, I have plenty of food for thought both early and late - thoughts both about and not about art."
"If the weather is good, I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock."
"Sometimes I miss out on the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open."
"Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want."
"After tea, it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time, instead of this evening painting session, I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often."
"Even when I have to write a simple letter, I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness."
All quotes are from Gustav Klimt.
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About the Artist: Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was born into a low-income family in southwest Vienna. His father, Ernst Klimt, was a gold engraver by profession. His mother, Anna Finster, was a musical performer but did not achieve much success. The family experienced a lot of financial hardship and relocated to five different homes during his childhood. His younger sister died from being ill for a long time. Also, to add to the grief of the Klimts family, his other sister Klara had a mental breakdown.
Life started to look up to the young Gustav Klimt when he was fourteen. He began training as a draftsman at Kunstgewerbeschule, the Viennese School of Arts and Crafts. The instructors when impressed with his extraordinary talent in drawing. Gustav's skills became so advanced that he started drawing people from everyday life.
Here are other Paintings by Gustav Klimt (my personal favorites).
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