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CaptionGustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten near Vienna in Austria-Hungary the second of seven children—three boys and four girls His father Ernst Klimt the Elder formerly from Bohemia was a gold engraver. Klimt lived in poverty for most of his childhood as work was scarce and economic advancement was difficult for immigrants. --- --- --- In 1876 Klimt was awarded a scholarship to the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts Kunstgewerbeschule where he studied until 1883. He revered the foremost history painter of the time Hans Makart. Klimt readily accepted the principles of a conservative training; his early work may be classified as academic. Together with his brother Ernst and their friend Franz Matsch began working as a team they called the "Company of Artists" and helped their teacher in painting murals in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Klimt began his professional career painting interior murals and ceilings in large public buildings on the Ringstraße including a successful series of "Allegories and Emblems". --- --- --- Klimt became one of the founding members and president of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and of the group's periodical Ver Sacrum ["Sacred Spring"]. He remained with the Secession until 1908. The group's goals were to provide exhibitions for unconventional young artists to bring the best foreign artists' works to Vienna and to publish its own magazine to showcase members' work.The group declared no manifesto and did not set out to encourage any particular style—Naturalists Realists and Symbolists all coexisted. The government supported their efforts and gave them a lease on public land to erect an exhibition hall. The group's symbol was Pallas Athena the Greek goddess of just causes wisdom and the arts—and Klimt painted his radical version in 1898. --- --- --- Klimt's 'Golden Phase' was marked by positive critical reaction and success. Many of his paintings from this period used gold leaf
Headlinethe prominent use of gold can first be traced back to Pallas Athene 1898 and Judith I 1901 although the works most popularly associated with this period are the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I 1907 and The Kiss 1907–1908.
Keywordssymbolist judith
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Byline (Photographer)Gustav Klimt
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt

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