About Gustav Klimt Action Figure | Today is Art Day
This Gustav Klimt Action Figure is part of Today is Art Day's exclusive Art History Heroes Collection, and it features iconic attributes of the notorious fin-de-siècle quintessential artist, such as his signature robe, and his beloved pet Katze. In addition, this Gustav Klimt action figure includes two reusable stickers displaying his iconic patternings evident in works such as The Kiss (1907-1908), and The Tree of Life part of his Stoclet Frieze (1905-1911). The reusable stickers are meant to be attached to his signature robe. Today is Art day's Gustav Klimt action figure comes in a box which displays 10 fun facts about the Vienna Secessionist artist, and it includes a cardboard easel as well as 4 timeless masterpieces by Klimt, such as:
The Kiss, 1907-1908, Oil paint and Gold Leaf on Canvas, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna.
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, 1907, Oil paint and Gold Leaf on Canvas, Neue Galerie, New York.
Death and Life, 1908-1915, Oil paint on Canvas, Leopold Museum, Vienna.
Rosebushes Under the Tree, 1905, Oil paint on Canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Gustav Klimt was a controversial Austrian symbolist painter during his time. Klimt’s main subject in his work was the female body and the beauty of femininity. Art community heavily criticized his art for being too sensual and erotic. Today, they’ve proven to be some of the most memorable paintings ever to emerge from the Vienna Secession movement.
He furthered and advocated for the Art Nouveau movement (also known as Jugendstil in Germany). Eventually, he remains one of the most talented decorative painters of the 20th century.
Klimt’s “Golden Phase” is quite possibly his most widely recognized period of art. This period emerged following positive reactions to his work and some financial success. The Golden Phase period included a large variety of paintings created with gold leaf in their production. Many of his works during this time, were very popular due to, in part, this utilization of gold with paint.
While Klimt never saw much merit or fame from his work during his life, he has reached immortality in death and has greatly influenced the art community after his passing.
Musart is proud to showcase the work of such a genius pioneer, who was incredibly important to the ongoing conversation of the art community as a whole.