Water Serpents II (1907) by Gustav Klimt
Klimt's water serpents are his most famous and beautiful works. These ladies look like they are resting comfortably while floating on the canvas.
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.
The source of all quotes is from BrainyQuote.
About the Artist: Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was an early 20th-century artist and founder of the Vienna Secession. He is most famous for his paintings, which often depicted women in sensual poses. His use of colors and gold in these paintings created a sense of opulence that made them famous across Europe. His painting the Kiss is sometimes considered Klimt's magnum opus.
On July 14, 1862, Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten as the first child of Anna and Ernst Klimt. His family consisted of his sister, Berta, and two more siblings that died shortly after birth. He began drawing as a small child. However, some debate remains on whether he had any formal artistic training.
His father was very successful working in the mining business and owned a construction company for bridges and railroads. He enjoyed financial success, which allowed Gustav to pursue an education in fine arts.
Here are other Paintings by Gustav Klimt (my personal favorites).
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