GUSTAVE KLIMPT, THE MASTER OF VIENNA

I AM NO FAN OF ABSTRACTION AND ITS UNSEEN HUMANITY!!

LAST YEAR OR THE YEAR BEFORE I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO VISIT VIENNA AND ADMIRE THE CITY OF A CENTRAL EUROPEAN COUNTRY BLESSED LIKE NOT SO MANY OTHER CITIES BY MUSEUMS AND GREAT ARTISTS OF THE LAST CENTURY AND NINETEENTH CENTURY. I AM NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT SCHIELE AND HIS HAUNTING IMAGES BUT ABOUT KLIMPT AND HIS HAPPY MESSAGES TO OUR WORLD AND TO THE VIEWER OF HIS ART JUST ABOUT ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER.

THE VELVETERE HAD HIS MOST FAMOUS PAINTINGS AND TO SEE THE SPAN OF HIS WORK, TO READ HIS LIFE-STORY AND CONNECT IT WITH HIS ART WAS JUST AN AMAZING, INCREDIBLE STORY OF A MAN, A HUMAN AND HIS INFLUENCE ON US TODAY. HIS ICONOGRAPHY WAS ALL OVER AUSTRIA IN SMALL AND BIG SHOPS, IN ITS GALLERIES AND ITS MUSEUMS.

THE KISS!!

JUDITH AND HEAD OF HOLO

KLIMPT NEVER EMBRACED THE NEW TRENDS AND NEW IDEAS EMERGING IN PARIS IN THOSE YEARS. HE REMAINED A TRUE CLASSIC ARTIST WHO DEVOTED HIMSELF TO EMOTIONS AND HAPPY LIFE, RATHER THAN PAINTERLY TECHNIQUES WHICH AT TIMES BECAME DEVOID OF EMOTIONS, DEVOID OF HUMANITY BUT ONLY PAINTERLY INNOVATION.

IF ONE WAS TO LOOK AT HIS ART AS A WHOLE, KLIMPT PAINTED WHAT HE LOVED, THE WAY HE LIKED AND THE WAY HE LOVED TO PAINT. HUMANITY OF THE ARTIST CAME OUT AND IS COMING OUT TODAY AND AFTER OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS, MAKING HIM THE CLASSIC ARTIST THAT HE IS!!

PETER CONSTANT

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