Gustav Klimt and The Tree of Life

The great Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) has shocked the whole world with his unique art style. What's more, he is one of the leaders of Vienna Secession, which is a symbolism junta of Vienna in the 19th century.Gustav Klimt's paintings are valuable which can be found in many places. Though most of them are not on sale we still love to grab every chance to have a view of them. It is lucky that many of his paintings are reserved in national galleries and museums which enable painting lovers to see them easily.

Gustav Klimt was born in July 1862 in a family of the Arts and Crafts. Under the influence of his family, he entered Vienna Austria the craft Museum subsidiary of Arts and Crafts School along with his two younger brothers. In 1905, a campaign named "the Vienna Secession" carried out in order to promote art innovation, advocate world art communication, and develop personal style. Klimt was fond of collecting Oriental artworks, including a large number of Chinese, Japanese, Korean artworks, which forms the background of his work later. From this we can see that Klimt was a person who was full of the spirit of exploration, which has a positive role in promoting the history of the development of European modern art.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Among Gustav Klimt's paintings, The Tree of Life is one of the most famous oil paintings. To evaluate this painting, we have to put it into context within the career of Gustav Klimt. The Tree of Life was created in 1909 at a time of high productivity of artworks. It seems quite long ago but this painting is seen to be remarkably contemporary with imagination and creativity. The painting is so famous for it is complex and bold. The different versions of this painting are all popular to different kinds of people. The period from 1888 to 1918 is Klimt's most important time in his artist career.

The Tree of Life symbolizes life and vitality, while Klimt created his own version and added his own style. His version shows the tree with every branch and leaves, which gives us a magical feeling. We can see that the branches are in different figures and match the trunk perfectly. This kind of description method is used frequently in Klimt's other paintings, which makes his style unique from others.

Gustav Klimt is well-known all over the world and respected by the public with the charm and magic of his work. Several paintings of Gustav Klimt have made his career success. Except for The Tree of LifeThe Kiss is also important and famous. Klimt is an artist of personality, again strong national style. He placed his personality constantly penetrated into the life and works of art and finally make himself successful.

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