Google honors the famous Australian painter “Gustav Klimt” on his 150th Birthday, He was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.
Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
He was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna in Austria-Hungary after that He became one of the founding members and president of the Wiener Sezession (Vienna Secession) in 1897 and of the group’s periodical Ver Sacrum (“Sacred Spring”). He remained with the Secession until 1908.
In 1894, Klimt was commissioned to create three paintings to decorate the ceiling of the Great Hall in the University of Vienna.
Not completed until the turn of the century, his three paintings, Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence were criticized for their radical themes and material, which was called “pornographic”.
Klimt had transformed traditional allegory and symbolism into a new language which was more overtly sexual, and hence more disturbing.