Tag: Art Nouveau
Vintage Gladiator Cycles, 1895 Wrapped Canvas Print
Vintage Art Nouveau Poster; Unknown Artist
Vintage illustration Art Nouveau poster for Gladiator Cycles. c. 1895. A nude woman with long red hair is riding the bicycle but appears to be flying in the night sky with stars.
Stylised Art Nouveau Woman Triptych
This art nouveau wrapped canvas features two digital watercolour versions of a stylised female figure in the Glasgow style. The subject is based upon drawings for a mirror frame design by either Frances or Margaret MacDonald. In the right facing painting, the sun disc is shown in mottled purpless and mauves and the dress panel is pale green. On the left facing panel, the disc is in mottled pinks and yellows and the dress panel is pale blue. Whilst the original sketch is in the public domain, this piece is not a copy, it is an original work and is therefore subject to copyright.
From 1876 to 1883 Gustav Klimt attended the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts and from 1879 he started working with his brother Ernst Klimt on decorative paintings, designed for public buildings in Vienna, Bucharest and Rijeka. In 1897 Klimt was one of the founding members of the Vienna Secession. He was chairman until he resigned in 1905. Gustav Klimt created a new and highly individual style in the Austrian art world. He broke with the conventional academic ideals.
Especially Klimt’s later work is defined by the use of intensive colors, golden backgrounds, ornamental layouts, erotic elements and heavy symbolism. Although his work was controversal, Klimt had a strong influence on the cultural world of his time and established himself as a very popular painter in the Viennese society. In Vienna’s museums you can admire some of his most famous works. The Museum of Applied Arts is proud of its collection.
At the Belvedere you can take in ‘Der Kuss’ (The Kiss) in all its glory. The Kiss is probably now one of the most famous pictures in the world and is to be found everywhere from apartments to hotel lobbies