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The Last Painting of Gustav Klimt

22 Aug

The creative background of The bride was in the year before Gustav Klimt’s death. At the time, he also felt his caducity and death. In his last creation, this unfinished works seemed to be the end of his own emotional life and creative life.

But what we saw was the bride leant on the groom tightly. Coquettish female body images on the left and right directly by the desire of the female body connected to form the whole picture. Was this like the relationship with Klimt and Emily in true life? Although Klimt for women, the pursuit of desire is so direct and strong, whatever Emily was the tenderest and intimate Süsses Mädel for him forever. Of course, Klimt also realized this. For him, the woman who made him cause the desire, the woman he only can love and never caused the desire were complete different. But Emily was the woman who Klimt can cause the desire. Like the art scholar of history Hans Tietze said Klimt need the love so much. But he also refused the satisfaction. He can not complete certain his own love which made him dared not to take the responsibility of happiness. Every expression in his eyes showed this secret, pain and intense for the love.

The Bride by Gustav Klimt

The Bride by Gustav Klimt


Symbolic Painting The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

4 Jul

Klimt was the leader of Vienna Secession. Gustav Klimt stressed individual aesthetic interest, emotional expression and imaginary creation in painting. His works combined the philosophical aspect of symbolism painting with Oriental decorative taste. The symbol of potential mysticism color,  rich and bright adornment effect add a strong personality temperament to the painting .This painting style has made a great and far-reaching influence on painting art and poster design. Klimt’s works promoted poster art taste and value, making him famous all over the world.

The famous painting The Kiss is one of his masterpieces. As we can see from the painting, golden yellow dominates the whole color style. And it was an obvious feature of his works at his golden age. At this period of time, he was used to decorate his paintings with gold and silver foil, which was a typical Persian, Greece and Byzantine Mosaic decoration gout.

Generally speaking, women are the main characters in his paintings. And the main themes are love, sex, the cycle of birth and death and so on. Actually, what The Kiss wants to convey is not a specific love to someone but a common sense of human beings: sexual love to the opposite sex.

Perceptual line, statuesque pose and decent finery magnificently create a wonderful, highly ornamental dream world. Dressed in finery, surrounded by colorful flowers, the man in the painting closely hugs and affectionately kisses his lover, expressing an overwhelming carnality feeling. From what is portrayed in the painting, we can feel the intimacy and strong desire of sexual love between the lovers. Klimt delicately arranged the structure, setting, line and color to reveal the obscure and mysterious lust.