Adele Bloch-Bauer II
– SOLD FOR $87.9 MILLION (equivalent to $102.9 million in 2015) on November 2 2006
– Klimt is classy, and this is no different.
– Plus, this particular painting has a great story without the overwhelming gold and bling of the other piece. If this better matches your décor, go for this option.
Apple Tree I
Klimt’s paintings command some of the highest prices in art auctions, with The Apple Tree I selling for $33 million.
The Apple Tree I demonstrates Klimt’s mastery of the illusion of depth. At one glance, the picture might look flat but if they look long enough, viewers may perceive the flowers in the foreground, the field behind the flowers then the tree.
This painting showcases vibrant colors that can make a boring wall come to life.
A great piece to include in your collection of Klimt artwork.
Klimt made several paintings using the interior of a beech forest as the subject
If you love collecting the works of symbolist painters such as Klimt, this masterpiece is a great addition. The original is too large, but a reproduction of a small section is doable!
This painting is a great conversation piece because it tells a story or depicts a journey through life that humans can relate to.
Because the Beethoven Frieze is a famous painting, it was made the main theme of the Austrian 100 Euro gold and silver commemorative coins. The reverse side of the coin features a small section of the painting.
Judith and the Head of Holofernes
The model for the painting was Adele Bloch-Bauer who also posed for Klimt as the Woman in Gold.
The theme of Judith and Holofernes inspired hundreds of works of art. Klimt’s version is probably the only version that does not depict any blood, sword or heroism that was commonly a theme in other versions.
The painting is considered as the beginning of Gustav Klimt’s golden period when he used gold prominently in his paintings.
Romance! The most timeless and intimate of moments the kiss.
This is the highlight of the great Gustav Klimts Golden Period
There are many paintings of famous kisses, but this one is special the design, the colors, the patterns, the significance all make it stand out
The Three Ages of Woman (Mother and Child)
The painting won the gold medal in the 1911 International Exhibition in Rome.
The Three Ages of Woman falls into Klimt’s Golden Phase which garnered a positive critical reaction. Klimt used gold leaf in many of his paintings from this period.
This painting caused controversy among women who viewed the artwork as lacking in appropriate symbolism to the enduring strength of women. Show this to your female friends and let them be the judge.
The Virgin (Die Jungfrau)
One of Klimts more famous paintings
Erotic yet celebrates the journey into womanhood (one interpretation; there are others)
Colorful, thought provoking, unreal a real eye-catcher