Hannibal Art Meme

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918)
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objects d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Many of his paintings […] used gold leaf; the prominent use of gold can first be traced to Pallas Athene (1898) and Judith I (1901), although the works most popularly associated with this period are the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and The Kiss (1907 - 1908). Klimt died […] in Vienna on February 6, 1918, having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the influenza epidemic of 1918. He was buried at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna. Numerous paintings were left unfinished. (x) (x)

"Art is a line around your thoughts."

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odditiesoflife:

Human Remains and Wax - A Morbid Mixture for Art

The artist, American Sigrid Sarda, constructs life-size human figures made of wax incorporating human remains. The artist explains, “…The figures become talismans, reliquaries housing human bones. Each tableaux, in tradition of the diorama, is peppered with the grotesque, comic and at times empathetic life-size characters along with backdrops of popular cultural and biblical icons, engaging in what our culture deems acceptable by today’s standards…”

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Art on your sleeve: Classic works of art reinvented as classic album covers, Christophe Gowans

  1. Duchamp
  2. Venus de Milo
  3. Munch
  4. Magritte
  5. Vermeer
  6. Da Vinci
  7. Van Gogh
  8. Van Gogh
  9. Sir Henry Raeburn
  10. Franz Kline

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