Gustav Klimt - Quotes

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All art is erotic. ---->>>

Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.

Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.

True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me. ---->>>

After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often. ---->>>

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little. ---->>>

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.

I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true. ---->>>

There is no self-portrait of me. ---->>>

Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late - thoughts both about and not about art. ---->>>

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock. ---->>>

Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: July 14, 1862
Birthplace: Baumgarten, Austrian Empire
Die: 02-06, 1918
Occupation: Artist
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Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism (wikipedia)