Friday, August 29, 2008
Gustav Klimit (1862-1918)
I am sure you are wondering why on earth I would be blogging about Gustav Klimit, but in a mad frenzy to find artwork for our new place, I fell in love with his work. It seems that his work sort of spoke to me. I know that this sounds a little bit weird, but I believe that the best art does touch a person in some way. After buying two pieces of artwork by him, I learned that he was one of the most important artists to emerge from Vienna. He is known best for his female portraits and was occassionally criticized for the way in which he painted his subjects.
When I bought the portrait of the woman with her child, it seemed to symbolize the epitome of motherhood, and the bond that a child has with his mother.
When I bought the painting of the naked woman, I was drawn to how free the woman seemed to be in the portrait. To me, it symbolized the age of innocence, freedom, and a sense of liberation. Coretta said, "Well I suppose that the human body is seen as art, but I am glad that you are hanging it in your room." Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Oh the things are children say.