Do you know why Klimt painted his landscapes in a square

Do you know why Klimt painted his landscapes in a square

6/17/2021, 3:30:40 PM
Do you know why Klimt painted his landscapes in a square format? Avenue in the Park of Schloss Kammer (1912) by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) measures 110 by 110 cm (43 x 43 in). It shows a canopy of ornate green trees above a cobblestone path which lead to a yellow Victorian style building. For Klimt, creating these landscape paintings was a relaxing exercise, something he did during his vacations. They were a nice escape from his daily life and the pressure of commissioned works. In his landscape paintings, he could experiment with new techniques and compositions. Unlike most other artists, he created these works in a square format. The reason was that neither the horizontal nor the vertical dimension would dominate the painting because it was bigger. He wanted to create uniformity and harmony in this way. He wanted his landscapes to be objects of contemplation, something that matches with the rhythmic brush strokes and somewhat abstract compositions. And the final benefit of creating square landscapes was that it would create a great effect when they would be exhibited together in a single room. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #GustavKlimt #Klimt #AustrianArt #AustrianArtist #AustrianPainter #Landscape #LandscapePainting #Square #Harmonious #Harmony #Contemplation #Uniformity

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