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Klimt's women
Klimt, Gustav, 1862-1918.
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Klimt und die Frauen. English
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press ; Cologne : DuMont, [2000]

Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
General Note:
Published to accompany the exhibition Klimt und die Frauen, held Sept. 20, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001, at Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna.
Gustav Klimt - painter between the times / Fin-de-siecle Vienna and the ambivalence of modernism / Habsburg State and Gustav Klimt, scenes from a fruitful relationship / Of sweet young things and femmes fatales. Gustav Klimt and women around 1900. A path to freedom / Gender asymmetries in Viennese moderninsm / "Alma, my Alma" - Gustav Klimt and Alma Schindler / Gustav Klimt and women's fashion

Gustav Klimt and photography / Princesses without a history? Gustav Klimt and "the community of all who create and all who enjoy" / Gustav Klimt: female portraits / Portrait and pose. On the representational image of the "feminine" at the Fin de siecle / Klimts studies for the portrait paintings / Judith / Compositional concept of "The Kiss"

Two-fold woman (water-snakes) / Three stages of life
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ND511.5.K55 A4 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was known for his paintings of women--from classic portraits to erotic drawings. In this first survey of Klimt's approach to the female form, readers can view samples of his work and learn how fundamental changes in the social structure at the turn of the century raised women's status on ideological and cultural levels. 220 bandw, 133 color illustrations.

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Library Journal Review

Vienna Secessionist Gustav Klimt's many representations of the female form serve as the focus of this richly illustrated catalog to an exhibition at the sterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna. The book focuses on the sitters themselvesDliberal, upper-middle-class women of turn-of-the-century ViennaDas well as the social milieu of the period. While Viennese art and culture was feminized according to the salon culture of the time, women still did not escape the stereotypes of Madonna, muse, or whore. Ironically, while women like Klimt's friend and muse, Emile Floge, could run their own businesses, in paintings women were still confined to sensual allegories. The book explores the stylistic influences of women's contemporary fashions on Klimt's paintings as well as his relationship with Alma Mahler-Werfel, whose diaries dating from 1898 to 1902 were recently published. In addition, portraits of women by such 19th- and early 20th-century artists as Oskar Kokoschka, Kees Van Dongen, Edvard Munch, and John Singer Sargent are included to contextualize Klimt's oeuvre further. Recommended for all art libraries and academic libraries that support art programs.DSandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.