|The Kiss (1907-1908)|
I'm so excited to announce the artist as inspiration for February's Dress Up! Drum roll.....Gustav Klimt! I'm sure you recognize The Kiss. Klimt completed this "fascinating icon of the loss of self lovers experience" in 1908. A huge thanks goes to Habka for it was she who suggested Klimt and I immediately thought of The Kiss and how perfect Klimt is for February...the month for love! Sexuality, regeneration, love and death are major themes in Klimt's artwork. He founded the school of painting called the Vienna Sezession, which, according to the Paris Web Museum, "embodied the highly keyed erotic, psychological, and aesthetic preoccupations of turn of the century Vienna's dazzling intellectual world." The Sezession is also known as the Viennese version of Art Nouveau. Here are a few examples of Gustav's work:
|Judith I (1901)|
Klimt's body of work is large. You should not have any trouble finding a piece to use as inspiration for your dress! Remember, you can use any materials for your dress and any style! Click HERE for all of the Dress Up 2011 details!! Good luck and I am looking forward to getting to see your fabulous works!
I will have the Link tool up and running February 1!