"Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was a brilliant Austrian iconoclast who rose from childhood impoverishment to become an artist who enormously impacted the Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings and murals, Klimt’s works also encompass themes of regeneration, love and death. Embedding his work with images symbolizing the freedom of art from traditional Western culture, Klimt’s eclectic range of influences included Egyptian, Classical Greek, Byzantine and Medieval styles. A forerunner of Modernism and the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations and jewelry."
These collection of beautiful and artistic photos is called "La Esencia de Klimt" which translates to "Klimt's Essence". The photographer is Moises González and he created these beautiful pictures for Ae Magazine. Art Direction, digital art, illustrated and Styling by Kattaca. I added the Klimt's paintings for contrast. I can't say that Klimt is among my favorite painters but I really like this work by Gonzalez and Kattaca.
Water Serpents I, c.1907
Adam and Eve
The Kiss, c.1907
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
"La Esencia de Klimt" images via Behance
Klimt Paintings via Art.com