Gustav Klimt Gaia

Timeline created by Gustav Klimt
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  • Birth

    He was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna. He was the second of seven brothers.
  • Education

    At the age of 14 he entered in the Vienna School of Art and Crafts
  • The association with Ernst

    Gustav and his brother Ernest formed an artistic association that obtained important commissions for some decorative frescoes.
  • Künstlerkompanie (society of artists)

    Künstlerkompanie (society of artists)
    The two brothers opened a studio in Vienna with the name of Künstlerkompanie, which in 1886 obtained the prestigious commission for the decoration of the ceiling of the Austrian national theater.
  • Death of both father and brother Ernest of Klimt

    The 1892 was a year of mourning for Gustave Klimt: both his father and his brother Ernest died
  • The landscapes' portraits

    The landscapes' portraits
    Klimt began to paint landscapes only during the holidays.
  • the Viennese Secession movement

    With a burst of rebellion against the official canons and the generational revolt that intended to free art from tribute to conventions, Klimt founded the Viennese Secession movement.
  • Jiudith I

    Jiudith I
    The famous painting "Jiudith I" marks the beginning of the "golden age" of the painter. Klimt's women are ethereal, sweet and romantic, but at the same time endowed with sensual malice.
  • Beethoven Frieze

    Beethoven Frieze
    Klimt made the large decorative frieze for the Hall that housed the Beethoven monument.
  • Paintings for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna

    Paintings for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna
    In 1900 Klimt was commissioned to make a series of paintings for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna, having as its theme philosophy, medicine and jurisprudence.
  • The two trip to Ravenna

    Klimt made two trip to Italy (Venice, Ravenna and Florence), where he was very impressed by the Byzantine mosaics for their splendor, and preciousness.
  • The Kiss

    The Kiss
    The work is presented in full artistic harmony with the canons of the Liberty style. The man and the woman, who tenderly join in a very sweet embrace for an undetermined time, are in two opposing universes that are united by love.
  • The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

    The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
  • Danae

  • Judith II or Salomé

    Judith II or Salomé
    The female figures portrayed by Klimt often take up the theme of the "Femme Fatale", as in the works Judith I and Judith II. Moreover, the sensuality of Klimt's women transpires to the point that contemporaries considered the nudes of her paintings excessive and scandalous.
  • The realistic style

    The style of the impressos had a considerable influence on the style of the Viennese painter, who sacrificed the use of golden tones in favor of a more realistic style, with brighter shades and a palette richer in colors.
  • The death

    Gustav Klimt suffered a stroke and died.