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Golden Boy


Gustav Klimt’s name is associated with a number of artistic movements. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession, a part of the Symbolism movement, and a pioneer of the Art Nouveau aesthetic. His most famous work is by far The Kiss, but his entire body of work is worthy of appreciation as well- which may be why The Pinacothèque de Paris recently held an artist retrospective on Klimt. Klimt showed artistic promise his entire life, and went on to form the Vienna Secession in attempt to help young artists gain exposure no matter what stylistic movement they associated with. His “golden phase” was literally and metaphorically golden. He started to incorporate gold leaf into his paintings, and these works became his most famous. Klimt inspires us with his unique combinations of shape and color. Keep an eye out for hints of Klimt inspired textiles next Fall.


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