Painters Paintings Gustav Klimt (1862–1918): Villa on Attersee (Landhaus am Attersee), c. 1914, Oil…
Painters Work Gustav Klimt (1862–1918): Villa on Attersee (Landhaus am Attersee), c. 1914, Oil on canvas, 110 x 110cm, (43 1/four x 43 1/four in.), Non-public Assortment
This vibrant panorama is one in all Klimt’s late masterpieces, evoking his enduring fascination with the Attersee within the coronary heart of Austria’s Salzkammergut area. From 1908 to 1912 Klimt and his muse Emilie Flöge along with her household spent the summer season months in Villa Oleander in Kammerl close to Kammer am Attersee. In 1913, nevertheless, they stayed on Lake Garda, as a result of the home was rented to different friends. Because it was not out there the next yr Klimt determined to spend the summer season months in Weissenbach on the south shore of Attersee the place a relative of the Flöge sisters lived. The Flöge sisters, their mom Barbara, and the younger Helen Klimt moved into the home subsequent door to their relative, however Klimt discovered lodgings within the forester’s home on the outskirts on the entrance to the Weissenbach valley. The forester’s home the place Klimt stayed was chosen twice as the topic of a portray, as soon as for Forsthaus in Weissenbach am Attersee, 1914 (Neue Galerie, New York) and as soon as for the current work.
Klimt builds up his imaginative and prescient of the home and its gardens by a daring mosaic of tessellated colours, interspersed with highlights of reds and orange-yellows. The impact is one in all a flattening-out of the panorama, making a richly textured floor that nonetheless retains nice depth in its delicate and delicate modulation of colour. On this floor patterning, Klimt’s Landhaus am Attersee is probably impressed by the people tapestry and stained glass window strategies.
Amongst Klimt’s mature landscapes, the views of the Attersee are maybe a few of his most assured and compelling. Within the current work, the luxurious palette and the jewel-like floor replicate an opulent temper. The horizon anchors the attitude with a slim band of sky framing the higher fringe of the composition, whereas in Landhaus am Attersee the scene rises like a vertical wall of pure splendor and artifact.
The portray was offered at Sotheby’s for 29,128,000 USD in 2003