Gustav Klimt's decorations for Palais Dumba -Vienna University- were his most controversial and radical paintings. These cosmic dream pictures were attacked for their eroticism and atheism in his lifetime – today they might secure his reputation as a great modernist. But together with other paintings, including Schubert at the Piano (above), they are said to have been burned by the SS in 1945.
domenica 2 agosto 2015
sabato 1 agosto 2015
Ernst Barlach, born January 2, 1870, Wedel, Germany—died October 24, 1938, Güstrow, Germany), outstanding sculptor of the Expressionist movement whose style has often been called “modern Gothic”. Barlach also experimented with graphic art and playwriting, and his work in all media is notable for its preoccupation with the sufferings of humanity.
giovedì 30 luglio 2015
German sculptor Fritz Klimsch (1870-1960) trained at the Königliche Akademische Hochschule für die bildenden Künste [Royal Fine Art Academy] in Berlin in the drawing class taught by the painter Ernst Hancke and in the modelling class under Albert Wolff. From 1887-1890 he was a pupil of Fritz Schaper's. While still a student, the young sculptor produced his first important work, winning awards and his first taste of recognition.