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Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 5/7/2009
This month the Art Envy series will look at the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Participants in this monthly workshop will enjoy a 20-minute presentation on the life and work of Gustav Klimt, and then get creative in a 45-minute painting workshop taught by local artist
Gustav Klimt’s major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body. His “Golden Phase”, where many of his paintings utilized gold leaf, was marked by positive critical reaction and success. His most well-known works from this period are “The Kiss” (1907) and the “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”. Klimt’s paintings have brought some of the highest prices recorded for individual works of art. In 2006, the 1907 “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” was purchased for $135 million dollars, the highest reported price ever paid for a painting.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1034 or visit the library at www.dpls.lib.or.us.