Gustav Klimt Paintings
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He is known for his highly decorative and erotic style, characterized by ornate patterns, gold leaf and the use of symbolism. Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings include "The Kiss" and "Judith and the Head of Holofernes", which are considered masterpieces of Art Nouveau and symbolist movements. Klimt's work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as Japanese art, which is evident in the use of decorative patterns and flat, decorative composition in his paintings. He was also a member of the Wiener Werkstätte, an Austrian decorative arts society, which aimed to bring art into everyday life. He died in 1918.