Painters Paintings Gustav Klimt (1862–1918): Beech Grove I, 1902, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm (39.3…
Painters Work Gustav Klimt (1862–1918): Beech Grove I, 1902, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm (39.37 x 39.37 in), Galerie Neue Meister – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden
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Throughout his summer season retreat in Litzlberg on Lake Attersee, Gustav Klimt began his days at 6 o’clock with huge strolls within the woods. Locals referred to as him a “Waldschrat” which means anyone who lives within the woods on his personal. From 1901 to 1904 Klimt achieved a number of work of various woods, comparable to Fir forest I, Fir forest II, Beech forest, Beech tree, and Birch forest.
Klimt appears to have felt tranquil in the midst of forests. Though the trunks are minimize off by the highest of the canvas, the composition shouldn’t be claustrophobic. Slightly, the timber attain as much as the sky like columns in a cathedral created by nature. The central European international locations had a protracted custom of allegorical work of the forest. The wealthy heritage of folklore based mostly across the forest, together with Grimm’s fairy tales, may have struck a chord with Klimt.
Slightly than dwell on the mysterious, darkish nature of the forest, Klimt has chosen an apparently autumnal scene, the place the colors of the leaves naturally have a tendency in direction of the golden tones he favoured. The tiny dabs of paint obtain a shimmering impact of sunshine, removed from the fact of dank and gloom, whereas the patterning of the trunks throughout the width of the canvas hints at a musical rhythm.