Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gustav Klimt Score


















Yesterday I scored another great art book from the Joanne Waxman Library at MECA - this book of Gustav Klimt's drawings. It was $3 on their used books shelf! As I've stated here before, I have amassed quite a nice collection of wonderful old art books for pin money from that shelf!
Klimt's drawings are spare and precise, yet sensuous. They flow so beautifully...

A excerpt from the introduction by Alfred Werner:

Klimt's indisputable eroticism was healthy and simple...Klimt had no trace of the lewdness of a Bouguereau, the misogyny of a Degas or Munch, the detachment of a Toulouse-Lautrec. "Un moved by the temptations of a frivolous society," as a friend aptly characterized him, Klimt lived mainly for the pursuit of art, looking at a woman with interest rather than passion.

5 comments:

The Cog said...

Three dollars....amazing! These lovely drawings make my pen itch to draw more often...

Martha Miller said...

scrath that itch, girl! even if you have to carry a little book in your pocket and draw on the subway!

Martha Miller said...

scratch!!!! (i do know how to spell - i just can't type!!!)

Don Gray said...

That's a great 3 buck book! I'm envious.

Martha Miller said...

drool away!