Its Gustav Klimt’ 150th Birth Anniversary & Google has come out with another captivating doodle today. To pay the tribute to Gustav Klimt, Google presents an interactive The Kiss Logo on its homepage.
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter born on July 14, 1862. Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secessionmovement. His major works include paintings,arts, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
Gustav Klimt was famous for his art work of naked woman and his obsession with the female body. One of his most famous works “Adele Bloch-Bauer” sold for a record $135 million in 2006. by the Neue Galerie in New York. Most of his paintings were created using gold leaf which received much appreciation and criticism worldwide.
Gustav Klimt and his work have been the subjects of many collector coins and medals. The most recent and prominent one is the famous 100 euro Painting Gold Coin, issued on November 5, 2003. The obverse depicts Klimt in his studio with two unfinished paintings on easels.
The Austrian Mint has begun a 5 coin gold series in 2012 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s birth. The first 50 Euro gold coin was issued on January 25, 2012 and feature a portrait of Klimt on the obverse and a portion of the painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer.
Today, Google paid tribute to Klimt with a doodle displaying one of his artwork “The Kiss“ painted between 1907-08 which is known ‘Golden Period‘. The painting depicted a couple embracing each other and their bodies entwined in decorated robes. It is an oil paint artwork that gives a strikingly modern theme.
In 1911 his painting Death and Life received first prize in the world exhibitions in Rome. In 1915 his mother Anna died. Klimt died three years later in Vienna on February 6, 1918, having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the influenza epidemic of that year. He was buried at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna. Numerous paintings were left unfinished.
Klimt’s paintings have brought some of the highest prices recorded for individual works of art. In November 2003, Klimt’s Landhaus am Attersee sold for$29,128,000, but that was soon eclipsed by prices paid for other Klimts.