Gustave Klimt has made a resurgence in the media as of late – the world is celebrating his 150th birthday. I like this article about him…’smelled like an animal!’ Oooo. If you didn’t see this on www.flavorwire.com, I’m helping you expand your horizons. A few little tidbits about him I didn’t know and maybe you didn’t know either.
Written by by Marina Galperina.
Alright, we’re getting a bit saucy there, but it’s a special occasion. Tomorrow we celebrate what would have been Klimt’s 150th birthday. Here are 15 of his paintings and naughty sketches, from the mythical nymphs frolicking out of strategically flowing, draped clothing to tangles of sketched, nude lovers to the pretty maidens threatened by a snarling animal (perhaps, a nod at Klimt’s syphilis-related anxieties). Flip through a few of the sexy beast’s career highlights in our slideshow.
Gustave Klimt. The Bride, 1917-1918.