My-Guide to Gustav Klimt View website

The $156 million dollar artist that many have never heard of

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"My-Guide to Gustav Klimt" is an Android app meant as a tribute to the artist and his work. Once ... More

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Published 3 May 2014

When a painting called "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer" was sold for US$156 million (that’s around £73 million!!!) and became the most

valuable painting in the world a few years ago, it turned the art world on it’s head. The reason for this was that it wasn't painted by Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt or even Bacon. It was a painting by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and it catapulted this lesser known artist into the big league. However, his work is still not appreciated anywhere near enough outside the critics and his loyal fans. My Guide to Gustav Klimt is a beautiful looking Android art application that offers an appreciation of this great artist's work that has been put together by long time fan, Ken Herman.
 
"My Guide to Gustav Klimt" is a free Android app that is meant as a tribute to the artist and his work. Once installed it will let you discover some of his most popular works, each with detailed descriptions and images. Gustav Klimt was born the son of a gold and silver engraver in a suburb of Vienna in 1862. He had a formal art training at the Vienna School of Decorative Arts and, in 1882, Klimt opened a studio of his own with his brother Ernst and Franz Matsch, a fellow student. They specialized on executing mural paintings and were quite successful, receiving commissions from theaters, museums and other public and semi-public institutions. In 1897 he founded with other artists...