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
Gustav Klimt Quotes About Life
Check out these Famous Artists who have shaped the art world!
If you like this article, please share it with others, so perhaps they can also enjoy it and get value from it. Any of the artwork purchased on ATX Fine Arts accommodates me as an artist/ writer along with helping the site grow organically, thank you.