TREE of LIFE ~ KLIMT the students get to design their own tree of life
GUSTAV KLIMTJuly 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918
an Austrian symbolist painter Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects
Beginnings born in Vienna, in 1862 Klimt was awarded a His father, Ernst scholarship to the Vienna Klimt, worked as an School of Arts and Crafts engraver and (Kunstgewerbeschule), goldsmith, earning very where he studied until little, and the artists 1883, and received training childhood was spent in as an architectural painter. relative poverty. After finishing his studies, The painter would have to Klimt opened a studio support his family together with his father and financially throughout his brother. life.
Klimt Style Art historians note an THE KISS ~ eclectic range of influences contributing to Klimts distinct style, including Egyptian, Minoan, Classical Greek, and Byzantine inspirations. Klimt was also inspired by the engravings of Albrecht Dürer, late medieval European painting, and Japanese Rimpa school.
Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which sold for a record $135million in 2006. Neue Galerie, New York.
Avenue in Schloss Kammer Park, 1912,Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
KLIMT APPEARS ON COINS The Painting Gold Coin The painting coin, featuring Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt and his work have been the subjects of many collector coins and medals. The most recent and prominent one is the famous 100 Euro Painting Gold Coin, issued on November 5, 2003. The obverse depicts Klimt in his studio with two unfinished paintings on easels.
The city of Vienna, Austria hadmany special exhibitionscommemorating Klimts 150thbirthday in 2012
OUR PROJECT ~ Your own Tree of Life1. Start by painting the trunk of the tree GOLD. paint the trunk in fluid motions by drawing the sides swaying as opposed to drawing straight lines. Extend branches from the center and use swirls at the tips of each branch.2. Use some WHITE paint3. Let these areas dry completely4. paint over these patches of white with BLACK paint to make patterns or designs.5. Final step is to use black paint to outline all of the tree branches