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Gustav Klimt

Art Nouveau and the Vienna Secessionists

Michael Kerrigan

9781783616084
192 pages
Flame Tree Publishing Ltd
Overview
Gustav Klimt is renowned as a quintessential artist of the art nouveau movement, but he was one of a number of Viennese artists who strove to break free of the constraints of the late 19th Century academic art establishment. The Secessionists were united, not in the style of their work, but their desire for freedom, so although there are echoes of similarity in the work of Klimt, Schiele, Kolomon Moser and the many other fine artists, their distinction lies in their magnificent difference. This new illustrated book focuses on the rich diversity of the movement and offers a sumptuous gift of colour and glamour for every art lover.
Author Bio
Michael Kerrigan is author of Asian Art and Modern Art from the ‘World’s Greatest Art’ series, and co-author of The Architecture Style Spotter's Guide along with a great many other books and articles on art, culture and history. He lives in Edinburgh, where he writes regularly for the Scotsman newspaper and is a book reviewer for The Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian.