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Gustav Klimt, 14 July 1862 Baumgarten was born in the Austrian Empire. He died on February 6, 1918 (55 years old) He's dead in Vienna. Gustav Klimt (14 July 1862 - 6 February 1918) is an Austrian symbolist painter. He was one of the most important members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt draws attention with his paintings, wall paintings, sketches and other objects. Gustav Klimt's work is usually female body and eroticism. In addition to these kinds of works, landscape paintings are also built. Klimt, like Van Gogh, was very influenced by Japanese art and methods.
In the early days of his art career, he worked on traditional architectural decorations. Personal development continued with these studies. In 1900, Vienna University received pornographic criticism for his paintings for the auditorium of the big hall. The three paintings, which were not completed until the beginning of the century, were criticized for being called "pornographic" because of Philosophy, Medicine and Law, radical themes and materials. Later he did not accept the public commission again. In fact, Gustav Klimt has transformed into a new language that is both traditional and graphic and disturbing for some.
Gustav Klimt became one of the founding members of Wiener Sezession (Vienna Secession) in 1897. He remained a Secession member until 1908. The aim of this group of artists was to publish their own magazine in order to give exhibitions to non-traditional young artists, to bring the works of the best foreign artists to Vienna, and to exhibit the work of the members. The Vienna Secession did not declare any manifest or encourage any style. Naturalists, Realists, Classics and Symbolists all exist together.
He supported the efforts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and allocated public land to build an exhibition hall. The symbol of the group was the work of Klimio in 1898, a radical version of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of reason, wisdom and arts.Klimt did not limit himself to public commissions in his efforts to turn maturity. From the early 1900's on to the Attersee coast, he went to summer with the Flöge family. His symbol painted most of his paintings outside Art Stream. These works are also very impressive. Klimt is believed to have painted them using a telescope.
Klimt's 1911 painting Death and Life was sold in a gallery in New York City for $ 135 million in 2006. He was awarded first prize in a worldwide exhibition in Rome.In 1915 Anna, her mother died. Gustav Klimt died in Vienna on February 6, 1918, three years later. Paralyzed and stolen by the flu epidemic. Due to his early death many paintings were not finished.