Gustav Klimt: Oberösterreichisches Bauernhaus ( Farmhouse

Gustav Klimt: Oberösterreichisches Bauernhaus ( Farmhouse

4/3/2021, 6:40:33 PM
Gustav Klimt: Oberösterreichisches Bauernhaus ( Farmhouse in Upper Austria ), 1911, oil on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Vienna #GustavKlimt #Klimt #austria #austrian #austrianart #vienna #art #arthistory #modern #modernart #painting #Landscape #houses #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #farmhouse #Maler #Malerei Framed by the tree trunks and the foliated tree crowns, the distance to the farmhouse appears very short. The richly and detailed ornamented nature stands in contrast with the rather plain surface of the farmhouse. 'Oberösterreichisches Bauernhaus' is a part of Das Werk Gustav Klimts. This series is the result of collaborative project between the Viennese Gallery Miethke, under the supervision of the master painter Gustav Klimt. It is known that the project started in 1908 and took 6 years to be completed before Klimt's perfectionist eye was satisfied. The set was released in groups of ten images, including two color masterpieces, every 18 months starting in 1908.The Gallery Miethke in Vienna was The Pioneering "Art House" where Gustav Klimt was exclusively represented. The prints in "Das Werk Gustav Klimts" depict Klimt's most important paintings from 1898 to 1913. A distinctive feature of Das Werk Gustav Klimts is the use of a unique signet for each print. Designed by Klimt, these signets are intaglio-printed in gold ink near the bottom of the sheet. Unlike the images, which are planar and rest upon the paper surface, the signets are impressed into the paper, indicating that images and signets were printed separately. Alice Strobl has documented the thematic relationship between the paintings and their signets, indicating the importance that Klimt placed on these devices. Detailed surviving sketches of the signets further corroborate this notion. The square shape of the signets mirrors that of the sheets and most of the images, reflecting Klimt’s acute concern for overall design.

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