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.
Iâ€™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=Kk5YNt6Q4Z8Â Whatever Happened to Klimtâ€™s Golden Lady? with E. Randol Schoenberg — UC San Diego Library Channel
is very interesting documentary. From this oneÂ 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 â€œPortrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer Iâ€ by Gustav Klimt back from Vienna in Austria.
Iâ€™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.
Iâ€™m happy that I copied Gustav Klimt â€œKissâ€ very much. I could learn Klimt way of seeing and expression a little bit.
Iâ€™m planning to show this painting next month at the Northeast Artists in February. February is Valentin month, why not?