|Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I|
|Lovers ~ Egon Schiele|
|Books from Vienna|
|Judith ~ Gustav Klimt|
Living on this beautiful gulf island now, I appreciate even more Klimt's paintings of landscapes and trees, when at first it was his women as subjects, in their flowery gowns a la Emilie Floge, that captured not just my own imagination, but were the very eye of the storm that propelled his works to fame. Still, here is one of my favourites, aspen trees that seem to move like a swarm of starlings....is it an assertion of his style against the onslaught of criticism, something he dealt with as an artist ahead of his own time? :
|A Gathering Storm ~ Klimt|
And another painting I adore is his Water Nymphs...and don't be surprised if you see me copy the dotted pattern of their shrouds in one of my own paintings soon.....!
|Water Nymphs ~ Klimt|
Art in all its forms flows through us and onward every day
in the tiniest and most enormous of ways.