"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
I have to disagree with your analysis of him being "the most famous artist of the art nouveau period." I would say a more referenced and famous artist would be Alphonse Mucha. Take a look at how much he has been copied and repoduced.
Thanks for your comment. I would concede that Muncha was the greatest graphic artist of the Art Nouveau period.
I've got this at home in a beautiful frame. One of my female friends told me it was a rape in progress. What? Needless to say, we argued for a while. Do you know of any reasonable case that this depicts a rpae?
I have never heard that interpretation. This is considered to be a love scene. I think she looks pretty pleased with the situation. This may be the article your friend was referring to:http://www.canvaz.com/klimt/gustav_klimt.htmIt was the time of Freud.
Martha, I once again have to disagree with your analysis. He was an artist pure and simple. Not a graphic artist, which, with the conotations involved pulls him away from the awe he inspires with his rediculous output levels and skill at traversing different styles. Try looking deeper at some of his work. You will see he was well versered classically and used his style later to his advantage. However, he did some works that will hold up through time as fine art, not graphic art.
Sorry, here's a link.http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mucha.htm
No doubt a talented artist. Thank you for the link and the input. I'll bet feature a Muncha on YDA sooner or later.
Trilion dollars question: who's the greatest between Klimt and Schiele?I really don't know. But one thing can be said: in the similarity of their art approach and almost style Schiele seems to have major elements of comprehension of the tensions of their times. A little less decoration for Klimt (no need to intro A.Loos' arguments about it...) and he would be better understood nowadays, without that fastidious sense of "cute-ism" on his work.Postcards don't usually say the truth on him, I think.Yours,Michele
http://www.kilidavid.com/Art/Pages/Artists/schiele.htmThe above site gives more information on the Klimt/Schiele mutual admiration society. They definately influenced each other. I will have to choose Klimt because my personal tastes lean more toward the decorative. Without a doubt, his decorative work is the more popular amoung postcard printers.Martha
i run an art nouveau community on livejournal. stop by, you might like it. http://www.livejournal.com/community/art_nouveau/
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