I always fascinate Gust Klimt works.
His early works are very academic realistic paintings. He was a master painter.
Then He started his very original symbolist paintings including using gold leaves.
According Wikipedia:Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.
After I learned realistic painting technique from Bill Martin who was surrealism painter, I wanted to combine 2 dimension and 3 dimension harmoniously in a painting. So I painted Japonica series in last year, 2016.
I’ve read that before Klimt painted, he sketched more than 100, and then he started to paint. Wow. His line of bodies are so alive and sexy.
Before I painted this painting, I searched about Gustav Klimt. Now internet has a lot of information. I had a great time.
Especially https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk5YNt6Q4Z8 Whatever Happened to Klimt’s Golden Lady? with E. Randol Schoenberg — UC San Diego Library Channel
is very interesting documentary. From this one I learned the history of Vienna and jews, which I never learned in schools.
This speaker, E. Randol Schoenberg is the attorney to get the painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” by Gustav Klimt back from Vienna in Austria.
I’m not interested in who or which country owns the painting. But Randol speech is excellent so I watched whole this documentary.
Just listening what he has done, I felt what a time consuming and energy.
I say that Randol Schoenberg has great passion for his job, attorney with a good heart.
I’m happy that I copied Gustav Klimt “Kiss” very much. I could learn Klimt way of seeing and expression a little bit.
I’m planning to show this painting next month at the Northeast Artists in February. February is Valentin month, why not?