Gustav Klimt, ‘Judith and the Head of Holofernes’, 1901, Painting, Oil on canvas, Belvedere Museum
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Gustav Klimt

Judith and the Head of Holofernes, 1901

Oil on canvas
33 1/10 × 16 1/2 in
84 × 42 cm
Location
Vienna
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Belvedere Museum
Vienna

Collection: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

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Gustav Klimt
Austrian, 1862–1918
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Gustav Klimt is best known for his opulently gilded art nouveau portraits of women that epitomize fin-de-siècle Vienna. His Symbolist pastiches of pale nudes, allegorical gardens and erotic content served as the basis for many American psychedelic poster designs in the 1960s. Early in his career, Klimt was supported generously by the Viennese community, and received several commissions for murals in theaters and the Museum Kunsthistorisches. Early narrative paintings depicted heavy subjects such as anxiety, doubt, sexuality, and death, but in later years, he turned toward landscape painting, exploring light and abstract patterns of nature. His most famous paintings are The Kiss (1907) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907), which sold for a record auction price of more than 100 million dollars in 2006.

Gustav Klimt, ‘Judith and the Head of Holofernes’, 1901, Painting, Oil on canvas, Belvedere Museum
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Vienna

Collection: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

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Courtesy of Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
Gustav Klimt
Austrian, 1862–1918
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Gustav Klimt is best known for his opulently gilded art nouveau portraits of women that epitomize fin-de-siècle Vienna. His Symbolist pastiches of pale nudes, allegorical gardens and erotic content served as the basis for many American psychedelic poster designs in the 1960s. Early in his career, Klimt was supported generously by the Viennese community, and received several commissions for murals in theaters and the Museum Kunsthistorisches. Early narrative paintings depicted heavy subjects such as anxiety, doubt, sexuality, and death, but in later years, he turned toward landscape painting, exploring light and abstract patterns of nature. His most famous paintings are The Kiss (1907) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907), which sold for a record auction price of more than 100 million dollars in 2006.

Gustav Klimt

Judith and the Head of Holofernes, 1901

Oil on canvas
33 1/10 × 16 1/2 in
84 × 42 cm
Location
Vienna
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