“The House of Guardaboschi” by Gustav Klimt

The House of Guardaboschi by Gustav Klimt “The House of Guardaboschi” by Gustav Klimt echos his early artistic career, as a successful painter of arch...
Gustav Klimt
The House of Guardaboschi
Gustav Klimt

"The House of Guardaboschi" by Gustav Klimt

“The House of Guardaboschi” by Gustav Klimt echos his early artistic career, as a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. Beginning in the late 1890s, he took annual summer holidays on the shores of Attersee and painted many of his landscapes there. These landscapes constitute the only genre aside from figure painting that seriously interested Klimt. Formally, the landscapes are characterised by the same refinement of design and emphatic patterning as the figural pieces. Space in the Attersee works is flattened so efficiently to a single plane that it is believed that Klimt painted them by using a telescope.

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was a symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and eroticism marks his works. Klimt was influenced by Japanese art and its methods and achieved success with the paintings of his “golden phase”, many of which include gold leaf. “The Kiss” is Klimt’s most famous painting.

Klimt died in 1918, having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the worldwide influenza epidemic of that year. Numerous paintings by him were left unfinished.

The House of Guardaboschi

  • Title: The House of Guardaboschi
  • German: Das Haus von Guardaboschi
  • Artist: Gustav Klimt
  • Created: 1912
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 110 × 110 cm (43.3 × 43.3 in)
  • Museum: Neue Galerie New York

Gustav Klimt

  • Artist: Gustav Klimt
  • Born: 1862 – Baumgarten, Austrian Empire
  • Died: 1918 (aged 55) – Vienna, Austria-Hungary
  • Nationality: Imperial Austrian
  • Movement: Symbolism, Art Nouveau
  • Notable work:
    • Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
    • The Kiss
    • Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein
    • Portrait of Hermine Gallia
    • The House of Guardaboschi
    • The Maiden

A Tour of the Neue Galerie New York

  • Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
  • “Berlin Street Scene” by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • “The House of Guardaboschi” by Gustav Klimt
  • Masterpieces of the Neue Galerie New York

A Tour of New York’s Museums

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art – MET
  • Museum of Modern Art, NYC
  • Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Neue Galerie New York
  • The Cloisters
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Frick Collection
  • Met Breuer
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • Brooklyn Museum

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“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

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Photo Credit 1) Gustav Klimt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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