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Gustav klimt


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Power point on Gustav Klimt for middle school. Lesson on shapes and free form shapes, includes printable handouts

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Gustav klimt

  1. 1. Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt art nouveau, Free-form shapes and Geometric Shapes
  2. 2. • Gustav Klimt was born in Austria to a poor, immigrant gold engraver. • Klimt’s brother became a gold engraver like his father and Klimt began his career paintings murals and ceilings in buildings. Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918)
  3. 3. Art NouveauArt Nouveau • He develop his style of ornamentation throughout his life and it would become increasingly organic looking, in the Art Nouveau style.
  4. 4. • Klimt was very interested in the human body, particularly the female body. • His technique was fairly classical, but his subjects were often criticized.
  5. 5. Fulfillment • The use of ornamentation in his work was apparent. He used a variety of colors (often mixed with gold leaf) and abstract figures, which made his artwork very distinctive.
  6. 6. • The Kiss
  7. 7. Adele Bloch-Bauer I (c.1907) • Of all the many women Klimt painted from life, Adele Bloch- Bauer, the wife of a Viennese banker was the only woman to sit for him more than once. This, the first of the two portraits, is considered by many to be his finest work. The sitter is adorned with precious materials and ancient artifacts, suggesting her wealth and power; but her stare, and her grasping hands, also suggest that she is fragile. • Klimt gives over almost every space on the canvas to ornament, and leaves only the woman's hands and upper body to describe her appearance.
  8. 8. • One final interesting fact about Klimt is that his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (shown right) sold in 2006 at auction for more money than any other painting ever had before: $135 million
  9. 9. Your Assignment • Create your own Klimt • Include both free-form shapes and Geometric shapes
  10. 10. Examples
  11. 11. Printable Handouts