Gustav Klimt colour palette, the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) painter and architectural decoration artists.
The rebel of the Vienna Secession (1897).
The son of a gold engraver (he used Gold leaves, too in his "Golden period" as this page is all about)
Klimt was an excellent draughtsman and I invite you to visit his "drawing" page that I wrote to show some of his paintings. Consider the book I suggested about his drawings, too, and above all, a visit to his original paintings whenever an exhibition of his works is around!
Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch Portrait, 1907. His "Gold" period started after a visit to Ravenna's byzantinian mosaics of the San Vitale Basilic.
The Austrian Gallery in Vienna,
The Magnificent Belvedere, a former Summer
residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736)
"The Belvedere has the largest collection in the world of Gustav Klimt's paintings. Klimt was a co-founder of the Secession and organiser of the exhibitions ("Kunstschau") of 1908 and 1909, hence a pivotal figure in the breakthrough of the international avant-garde in Vienna. The Belvedere shows his development from his first confrontation with impressionism, his work with the Secession ( The Kiss, 1908) and his late work, which assimilates the influence of the Nabis and of the younger generation of Austrian artists, including Egon Schiele."
(quotes and pictures from the website, pending permission)