Gabriel Almeida | Art and Antiques | 30th November 2022
In Klimt’s day, some critics viewed him as an “educated provincial”. History sees him otherwise. His “golden phase” portraits, for which he is most famous, have a “delicacy [and] dignified splendour” that he absorbed from Whistler. Later landscapes show a “refined version” of the “expressive use of colour” pioneered by Impressionism and van Gogh. In short, Klimt was “a painter’s painter … an artist ensnared in the currents of his time” Images are here.