Klimt: The Essential Paintings

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Author: VALERIE METTAIS

Category: The arts

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Prestel

ISBN: 9783791377223

RRP: $79.99

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An opulent fusion of sensuality, symbolism, and artistic ingenuity, this magnificent boxed-set features stunning color reproductions of Klimt’s essential works in an accordion-fold format accompanied by a separate booklet with background and descriptions of each painting. Gustav Klimt’s luminous paintings are particularly suited for an accordion-fold presentation. As each painting unfolds into a lavish reproduction, Klimt’s dazzling colors and intricate patterns spring to life. This volume includes several highlights of Klimt’s works including The Kiss, his portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer, The Tree of Life, Danae, and Death and Life. The stunning reproductions allow readers to experience close up Klimt’s intricate details and artful use of gold leaf; his art’s symbolism and emotional power; his decorative aesthetic, and beguiling landscapes. A separate booklet with explanatory captions providing additional background and historic context accompanies the main volume. Klimt’s many fans will cherish this fresh, unique, extraordinary celebration of the artist’s timeless brilliance and monumental talent. AUTHOR: Valérie Mettais is the author of several works on painting and artists’ writings. 192 illustrations

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