Gustav Klimt : The Interiors Hardback
Interior design was supremely important to Gustav Klimt, andmany of his paintings were created for specific settings or spaces. This aspect of Klimtâ€™s practice comes beautifully to life in this bookthat illustrates how some of the artistâ€™s most beloved canvasesappeared in situâ€”in private dining rooms and salons, galleries,museums, and public exhibition spaces. Works such as the portraits of Emilie FlÃ¶ge and Hermine Gallia, theshocking Nuda Veritas, and landscapes A Morning by the Pond andThe Tall Poplar I are presented in double-page spreads.
Full-colorreproductions of paintings by Klimt are juxtaposed with blackand-white vintage photographs of the original interiors with thefeatured paintings overlaid in color.
Thoughtful and personal textsby Klimt scholar Tobias Natter accompany each spread, providinginvaluable contextual insight about how these pictures wereconceived as part of the interior design of their respective roomsand spaces, and the passionate collectors who first owned thesepictures.
Meticulously produced and packaged, this book providesa refreshing perspective on Klimtâ€™s oeuvre and artistic vision.