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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

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Gustav KlimtGustav 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

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Gustav was born in Vienna,

Austria in 1862. His

father was a gold engraver.

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He began his career painting murals

and ceilings in buildings.

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Pallas Athene, 1898

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His decorations and ornamental paintings became popular and he had

steady work.

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Klimt painted many images

of women.

Girl in White, 1910

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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.

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Emilie Floge ,1902

Emilie Floge

standing hand on hip, in a

dress that she


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Mother and Child

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Bildnis Fritza

Riedler 1906

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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

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The Kiss, , 1907.1907.

Only the faces and hands of

this couple are visible.

The bodies are swirls of

gold, studded

with colored rectangles.

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Gustav in his artist smock with pet cat.

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The Tree of LifeThe Tree of Life, 1905, 1905

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Klimt worked slowly and

carefully on each


The Tree of Life, 1905, detail

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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?

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Fun fact: his Adele Bloch-Bauer I sold in 2006 for more

money than any other painting ever had before: $135 million!

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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,

metallic paper, or sequins.