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Description of the painting by Gustav Klimt “Death and Life”


The famous Austrian artist - the founder of modernity in the life of Austria. The main themes of his paintings are a beautiful female body. In this regard, the bulk of his work is saturated with frank erotic subjects.

At an early age, Gustav showed a craving for painting. In his student years, Gustav, together with his younger brother Ernst and best friend Franz Mach, created an art team that quickly became famous and popular. Young people worked on sketches for a large-scale event dedicated to the silver wedding of the Emperor of France, Joseph and his bride - Empress Elizabeth. The design style of the celebration resembled the paintings of Rubens and the direction of the Venetian school.

Upon completion of their studies in Vienna, they opened their workshop, and along with this event, fame spread about them with lightning speed. And in 1885, young talents were commissioned to paint the Empress’s favorite vacation spot - Villa Hermes.

Subsequently, Klimt was considered the most extraordinary artist in Austria. In his canvases intertwined questions of life, love, old age and death. The individuality of his work lies in the technique of transferring objects and elements that are filled with bright colors of colors with a combination of gold. The artist uses exceptionally clean colors, and outlines the figures with a soft, rounded contour.

The work "Death and Life" reflects one of the leading themes of Klimt's work. The dance of death is depicted here, however, it seems that people do not yet foresee the impending danger. Here he used enamel, semiprecious stones and delicious marble mosaics and gold plating. This picture was the last large-scale project in the life of a great artist. All subsequent works were filled with wonderful and happy moments of life.





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Watch the video: Death and Life by Gustav Klimt (September 2020).