Gustav Klimt ? decorative art ? mosaic ? figures of death, skeletons in early work-the results of love ? in early work we can already see the asymmetrical style, the ornamentation that lead to his decorative art ? making decoration, the embodiment of the life of his being ? the flesh almost disappears, decadent ? the figures shrivel into these fleshless people becoming over layered ornaments ? dark v light skin, male is dark, female is light, historically used to show male and female ? his art was not popular when it was shown in Paris, but was in Italy ? called degenerate art but it fascinated turn of the century Italians ? The Portrait of Adele-Bloch Bauer I, 1907 ? mona lisa of the 21st century ? asian influences ? more ornament than anything else ? very little blush-light skin ? the ornament carries the light ? imagery as a column, the column going up the body ? swirling of pattern around the legs ? very suggestive in the art, the open shoulders and chest ? more of her body is being highlighted, the nature of the female-giving birth Egon Schiele ? wealthy bourgeois bohemian bachelor ? walked around in his comfortable monks robe in his garden ? reform clothing movement-the woman he saw made her own dresses-ditching the corset ? they represented the wealthy class of vienna ? predigious ? studied at the academy ? asked Klimt to teach him but Klimt said he couldn't teach someone so talented ? began with decorative art but he was young and of the next generation ? he took these trends to the next level ? The Artist and His Model, 1910 ? it is charged with energy ? bodies swell but are still slender ? it is stylish ? provocativeness of the nude female ? shows pubic hair-even thought no one usually shows it ? Male Nude Torso, 1911 ? fingers dangling ? hair is sweaty ? body is filled with excitement-shows male after masterbation? ? this goes far from the Vienna art of decoration ? this is not raw, it is so sophisticated, so much color ? Self Seer II (Death and the Man), 1911 ? begins using a more dark freer style ? shows himself ? wide eyes ? spectacular radial image behind him ? Paris von Gutersloh, 1917-8 Oskar Kokoscka AH351 Lecture Notes 3-24-09
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