Gustav Klimt

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TEXTS FROM THE TIME

Sommerfrische
"You would like to know a kind of timetable - the daily routine - well this is very simple and fairly regular. In the early morning, ... "
(Gustav Klimt; Letter from Attersee to Mizzi Zimmermann)
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"On my first days here I did not start work immediately but as planned I took it easy for a few days, ..."
(Gustav Klimt; Letter from Attersee to Mizzi Zimmermann)
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"One of the painters on his Sommerfrische, ..."
(Gottfried Heindl, Anektote)
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"'Nature' had now been invented ..."
(Heimito von Doderer, Die Strudlhofstiege)
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The Artist
"On the day when Gustav Klimt came down from his scaffold and let us, his friends, look at the finished frieze, ..."
(Berta Zuckerkandl - Szeps about the Beethoven Frieze)
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"What I am and what I want ..."
(Gustav Klimt, about a non-existent self-portrait)
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"From his extremely delicate drawings, the remarkable evanescing shimmering shades of his exotic, indeed often extravagant pictures one envisages Klimt as a frail, ..."
(Emil Pirchan, Klimt privat)
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The Dispute about the "Faculty Pictures"
"It was obvious what it was all about. The academy had suggested Klimt as professor. This had to be prevented. ..."
(Hermann Bahr, Gegen Klimt)
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"The highlight of the exhibition is Gustav Klimt's large ceiling painting, Philosophy, which is for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna ..."
(17. 3. 1900, Deutsches Volksblatt)
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"The university professors have taken up a position against the Klimt picture Philosophy. ..."
(28. 3. 1900, Illustriertes Wiener Extrablatt)
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"Gustav Klimt gave a full explanation to an interviewer about the affair surrounding his painting Medicine. ..."
(22. 3. 1901, Wiener Morgenzeitung)
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