September 27, 2008

The Art of Gustav Klimt Reproduced in Fantastic Photos

"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

Judith 2

The Dancer

The Virgin

Mada Primavesi

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I


Danae, 1907

Via Kattaca
"La Esencia de Klimt" images via Behance
Klimt Paintings via

1 comment:

  1. These are absolutely breathtaking!

    Do you know where I can get larger resolution of water serpents, or maybe buy a poster? Where did you get these? I'm talking about the photos of course, not the paintings