Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter, born in 1862.
Klimt was one of the most illustrious representatives of the Viennese Secession Modernism. Klimt shone and stood out for his style between Symbolism and Art Nouveau.
Gustav Klimt was trained in Vienna, a place where there was interest in the promotion of the decorative arts.
His works are full of sensuality, and have a rather eclectic pictorial style. They were becoming more and more abstract.
The painting of Gustav Klimt is extremely ornamental, with an abundance of gold, characteristic of Byzantine art, geometric motifs and sensuality.
The themes that most inspired the artist were sexuality, love and death. One of the most recognized works of Gustav Klimt you can find it in MartiArte and it's about 'El Beso'.