Gustav Klimt at Home, a new fantastic book by Art and Opera Lecturer and Author Patrick Bade, follows the excellent Frida Kahlo at Home by Suzanne Barbezat. It is part of a series which also comprises Georgia O’Keeffe at Home.
The new title published by Frances Lincoln and The Quarto Group showcases the artist ‘s influences of Vienna and other locations Klimt travelled to and called home during his lifetime. A leading figure of the Vienna Secession movement and a recluse, Klimt travelled little in his lifetime, but trips to Venice and Ravenna, as well as annual summer holidays with the Flöge family on the shores of Attersee, informed his murals and paintings. Very interesting are the images of Klimt in his studio and at home. Rare archival materials, a significant chronology of the artist’s life and historical context, with strong images of his paintings and studio, make this book a must-have for every fan of Klimt and Vienna.