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Description - Gustav Klimt by Rainer Metzger

There can be no doubt about Klimt's greatness as a draughtsman. Remarkable above all is the intensely sensual mood that he establishes in his limpid, fluid drawings and watercolours. Rainer Metzger brings together hundreds of Klimt's works on paper in a way that enriches our knowledge of the artist and enhances the visual impact of his oeuvre. Many revolve around Klimt's taboo-breaking main themes - the naked woman, erotica and homoerotica - while others provide allegorical and historical insights. Between these two poles lie Klimt's elegantly direct preparatory sketches and studies, tirelessly and manically executed - frameworks that would lay the foundations for his paintings. This book is a fitting testament to a hitherto neglected aspect of Klimt's art, which is as complex and contradictory as the times in which it was made and as the man who made it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500238264
ISBN-10: 050023826X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rainer Metzger

Rainer Metzger has written numerous books on art and music, including volumes on Van Gogh, Chagall, John Cage and Erik Satie. He has been a professor at the Karlsruhe Academy of Art since 2004.

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