Gustav Klimt - Two Girls With An Oleander 1890

Allegory of Sculpture 1889 Sappho 1890 Portrait of Joseph Pembauer 1890 Two Girls With An Oleander 1890 Emilie Floge, Aged 17 1891 Hanswurst on the fair stage 1892 Portrait of Emilie Floge 1892
Two Girls With An Oleander 1890

Two Girls With An Oleander 1890
55x128cm oil/canvas
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

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From Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford:
Gustav Klimt was one of the leading artists of Vienna in the late nineteenth century. He perfected a highly ornamental, flat style for both his paintings – portraits, allegories, and landscapes – and his many wall decorations. This is one of his earliest paintings, and its meticulous illusionism, profile poses, costumes, and architectural details evoke Italian Renaissance art. These vividly rendered details are, however, set against an abstract background, heralding the sumptuous surfaces and abstract compositions that characterize Klimt’s mature style.