Gustav Klimt:
Picture "Apple Tree I" (1912), framed
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Picture "Apple Tree I" (1912), framed
Gustav Klimt:
Picture "Apple Tree I" (1912), framed

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reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 85 x 85 cm

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Picture "Apple Tree I" (1912), framed
Gustav Klimt: Picture "Apple Tree I" (1912), framed

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Picture "Apple Tree I" (1912), framed

Gustav Klimt's style is unmistakable. In addition to the pictures of his "Golden Period", it was especially the impressive landscape paintings with which the Viennese master shaped the transition to modern painting. Painted in nature, without preliminary sketches, the atmospheric, mostly square landscape paintings were tranquillity and meditation for Gustav Klimt.

Since time immemorial, the apple tree has been regarded as a mythological symbol of life, love, fertility and the feminine. Klimt's "Apple Tree I" radiates a solemn monumentality.
Original: Oil on canvas, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.

Reproduced using the Fine Art Giclée process directly onto 100% cotton artist's canvas and mounted on a stretcher frame for a brilliant, authentic reproduction. Framed in a silver-coloured gallery frame. Size 85 x 85 cm.

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About Gustav Klimt

1862-1918, Austrian painter, a famous representative of Viennese Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was already a renowned artist, influencing the Art Nouveau style of Vienna's famous Ringstrasse with his murals and co-founding the Vienna Secession, when he created his "Golden Style". Inspired by the Byzantine mosaics, he inserted ornamental colour surfaces into a golden bed just like encased gemstones. With his visual art, Klimt describes the path of life of human beings who, negatively influenced by instincts, find their redemption in the kiss. The depictions of the body convey a subtle eroticism, although their figures dissolve into ornamental and geometric colour surfaces. He utilized this method not only for his depictions of couples but also for his portraits of rich women and landscape paintings. This two-dimensional style is today the epitome of Klimt's intensely coloured art, which, however, only characterises his work from 1905 onwards.

Klimt was not only adept at gold and opulence but was also a brilliant draughtsman. He produced numerous drawings in the course of his life. Mostly as preliminary studies for larger works.

As a son of an engraver, Klimt learned his craft at Vienna‘s School of Applied Arts. While still seeking to find his own artistic style, his early work is based on historicism especially influenced by Hans Makart, the artist Prince of the Habsburg monarchy in the late 19th century. Together with his brother Ernst and Franz Matsch, the three young painters formed an artistic community and received numerous commissions to design new buildings on Vienna's Ringstrasse. The staircases of Vienna's Burgtheater or the Museum of Fine Arts bear witness to the historicist style of this collaborative team.

In the late 1890s, like so many young and open-minded artists of the fin de siècle, Gustav Klimt abandoned the academic tradition. In 1897, together with other artists, he founded the "Wiener Secession", which he presided over as president until his resignation in 1905. To this day, the Secession's exhibition building remains a place and temple for new young art.