One of the greatest erotic painters and graphic artists of his time, Gustav Klimt's (1862-1918) works are just pregnant with sensuous vitality, which is said to be characteristic of the 19th century's love of grandeur and elaboration. His drawings, which have been widely admired for their artistic excellence, are dominated by the sensual portrayal of women.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features:
- a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
- a concise biography
- approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions
Gilles Neret (1933 - 2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Ceil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dali: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.
Dimensions: L 25cm x B 2cm x H 31cm