Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt “ “ Whoever wants to know something about Whoever wants to know something about me ought to look carefully at my pictures." me ought to look carefully at my pictures." - - Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt
““Whoever wants to know something Whoever wants to know something
about me ought to look carefully at about me ought to look carefully at my pictures." my pictures."
--Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt
Gustav was born in Vienna,
Austria in 1862. His
father was a gold engraver.
He began his career painting murals
and ceilings in buildings.
Pallas Athene, 1898
His decorations and ornamental paintings became popular and he had
Klimt painted many images
Girl in White, 1910
When Klimt was When Klimt was 30 both his 30 both his father and his father and his brother died and brother died and he had to he had to provide for their provide for their families as well families as well
as for himself.as for himself.
Emilie Floge ,1902
standing hand on hip, in a
dress that she
Mother and Child
Klimt began Klimt began using tiny using tiny sheets of sheets of
real gold in real gold in his his
Adele Bloch-Adele Bloch-BauerBauer, 1907, 1907
The Kiss, , 1907.1907.
Only the faces and hands of
this couple are visible.
The bodies are swirls of
with colored rectangles.
Gustav in his artist smock with pet cat.
The Tree of LifeThe Tree of Life, 1905, 1905
Klimt worked slowly and
carefully on each
The Tree of Life, 1905, detail
This painting is filled with details.
Can you spot the “Egyptian eye” sprouting from the branches?
Can you find triangles, swirls, and circles within circles?
Fun fact: his Adele Bloch-Bauer I sold in 2006 for more
money than any other painting ever had before: $135 million!
Art Making1. Create your own “Tree of Life”.2. In pencil, lightly draw your tree of life…
swirl the branches, add patterns (eyes, circles in circles, etc.)
3. Paint in the tree.4. Embellish using metallic markers,