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The truth, beauty and desire of Gustav Klimt’s drawings

Klimt drawings evoke ferment of turn-of-the-century Vienna

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/the_truth_beauty_and_desire_of_gustav_klimts_drawings_20120711

Gustav Klimt is best known for his famous golden paintings, portraits of society women adorned in jewels and cloaked in gold, and for the flat two-dimensionality of his work that led many to declare it superficial and merely decorative. The Getty exhibition “Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line” puts a lie to that characterization, demonstrating how Klimt’s work conveys complex emotions and even allegorical ideals.

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