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Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse

A lavish volume revealing the artists who inspired Gustav Klimt, the great master of Viennese Modernism.

Throughout his career, Gustav Klimt was attentive to the work of his contemporaries, including Lawrence Alma-Tadema, George Minne, Auguste Rodin, Jan Toorop, Ferdinand Hodler, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Fernand Khnopff, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Henri Matisse, and many others, and he continually adapted elements from a variety of styles. This stunning volume presents in large-format illustrations the works of Klimt alongside those of artists who were close to him, revealing significant and often surprising parallels. With these juxtapositions, we see Klimt contrasted with artists who worked in a variety of styles and techniques, all very different from Klimt’s. These pages offer new insight into not just the work of Klimt and his contemporaries, but also the ways that artists share innovations in style and subject, and how the influence of an artistic milieu reveals itself in unexpected ways. The result is a lavishly illustrated volume about Modernism featuring many outstanding and iconic artworks from the beloved masters of the time. 

240 pages | 175 color plates | 9 x 11 3/4

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art

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"The sensual pleasures of Klimt’s luxurious paintings did not spring into being ex nihilo. This fascinating book traces his influences as a series of homages to past masters and contemporary artists of his time." 

Michael Pearce | MutualArt

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