No one would ever think of calling Gustav Klimt a famous landscape painter, but he left about fifty landscapes – this is a huge part of his heritage. And these are special landscapes: almost always square, with a very low or very high horizon line, resembling mosaics.
In 2017, the landscape of Klimt “The flowering garden” was sold at Sotheby`s for $ 59 million. It is believed that this picture was painted under the impression of Klimt visiting the Van Gogh exhibition. The Blooming Garden was created in 1907, and in 1908, the artist presented his work at the famous historical exhibition Kunstschau in Vienna – along with his Kiss. His landscape became a sensation, revealing a new facet of the master. Two years later, the work was bought by the National Gallery of Prague, where it was located until 1968.
We invite you to see some of the landscapes of Klimt, as well as an informative video about them from the Archive project.
Alley in the park of Kammer Palace. 1912
Peasant garden with sunflowers. 1906
View of the garden from the top of the hill. 1916
Garden with a crucifix at the cottage. 1911