Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918) 150’th Birth anniversary was marked by Google on Saturday with an doodle.The Doodle on the Search Engine Giant Home Page is an reproduction of the work ‘The Kiss‘ one of Gustav Klimt most popular painting.
Gustav Klimt’s primary subject of paintings was the female body & his works are known for erotic works of nude women.He is the first president of the Vienna Secession movement which challenged the rigidity of traditional Austrian painting.
His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects.
Short Biography of Gustav Klimt :
- Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna in Austria-Hungary.
- Klimt began his professional career painting interior murals and ceilings in large public buildings on the Ringstraße including a successful series of “Allegories and Emblems”.
- In 1888, Klimt received the Golden order of Merit from Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria for his contributions to murals painted in the Burgtheater in Vienna
- He also became an honorary member of the University of Munich and the University of Vienna.
- Gustav klimt had choosen Emilie Louise Flöge as the life companion.
- During the period with Flöge, Klimt fathered at least 14 children.
- Klimt’s three paintings, Philosophy, Medicine & Jurisprudence are intended to decorate the ceiling of the Great Hall in the University of Vienna. But Because of over Pornography in the paintings & the Public outcry from all quarters like political, aesthetic, and religious they are not displayed on the wall.
- In 1911 his painting Death and Life received first prize in the world exhibitions in Rome.
- He died in Vienna on February 6, 1918 after contracting Spanish flu during the 1918 flu pandemic.
- He was buried at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
- In November 2003, Klimt’s Painting Landhaus am Attersee sold for $29,128,000.
- Other Painting Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was brought by Ronald Lauder record for $135 million in 2006.
- The city of Vienna, Austria is planning to have many special exhibitions commemorating Klimt’s 150th birthday in 2012.
Source : Wikipedia
I end this post thanking Google, which makes us remember the works of famous artists & scientists by celebrating their birthdays with Google Doodle on their Home Page.
The doodle team is open to user ideas.So, Readers submit your Self Designed Google Doodles to firstname.lastname@example.org.