Beautifully Decorated Paintings for Ailsa’s Theme.

For Ailsa’s Travel Theme, ‘Decoration’, I have a few more of my sister’s recently finished paintings. She is a great admirer of the works of the Austrian symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt, particularly those painted during his ‘Golden Phase’,  and she has been experimenting with this style of art, herself.

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Decorative patterns around his subjects, were often used by Klimt in his paintings.

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His subjects were almost exclusively women, and as my sister’s speciality is painting African people, she does ‘Klimt’ with an African twist.

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Hanging on her kitchen wall, is this really striking painting, the background of which is decorated with gold and bronze foil overlay.

IMG_5260 I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these, as much as you enjoyed the leopard which I posted yesterday.

Klimt died in 1918, and since his death, his paintings have fetched some record prices in the art world. This 1907 beautifully decorated portrait of the socialite Adele Bloch-Bauer, was sold in 2006, to American businessman Ronald Lauder for $135 million.

Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer, by Gustave Klimt.

Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer, by Gustav Klimt.

I’m sure my sister would be happy if hers sold for even a fraction of the price. 🙂

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