Gustav Klimt Quotes | Famous Quotations About Art & Life
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter. Who is recognized for his golden paintings. Klimt's essential subject was the female body, and his works are set apart by a candid sensuality. Notwithstanding his allegorical works, which incorporate purposeful anecdotes and portraits. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was influenced by Japanese art.
Gustav Klimt Famous Quotations:
Gustav Klimt Quotes About Art
“Art is a line around your thoughts.” ― Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt Quotes About Himself
“I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do.” ― Gustav Klimt
“I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true.” ― Gustav Klimt
“Today I want to start working again in earnest I'm looking forward to it because doing nothing does become rather boring after a while.” ― Gustav Klimt
“There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.” ― Gustav Klimt
“Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.” ― Gustav Klimt
“I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.” ― Gustav Klimt
“There is no self-portrait of me.” ― Gustav Klimt
“Sometimes I miss out on the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.” ― Gustav Klimt
“Even when I am being idle, I have plenty of food for thought, both early and late - thoughts both about and not about art.” ― Gustav Klimt
“True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.” ― Gustav Klimt
“If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock.” ― Gustav Klimt
“On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.” ― Gustav Klimt
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt Quotes About Life
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