Saturday, September 15, 2018

Liechtenstein: The 100th Anniversary of the Death of Gustav Klimt

This stamp set is dedicated to The 100th Anniversary of the Death of Gustav Klimt, great Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Early in his artistic career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he developed a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated when the paintings he completed around 1900 for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna were criticized as pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his "golden phase", many of which include gold leaf. This stamp set shows paintings The Kiss (1907–08) and Death and Life (1910). Stamp are issued on 5.3.2018.

Thank you Rosmarie!

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