Monday, June 18, 2012

I Never Would Have Guessed

If it wasn't for the signature on this intense portrait study, I never would have guessed it was by Gustav Klimt — an early experimentation of his, quite modern in an illustrative way. It looks rather like a 1960s' Time magazine cover illustration of a famous conductor or architect, maybe by Barron Storey, or Bernie Fuchs or Bob Peak — with its concentrated coloration and characterization.

Gustav Klimt — Study of a Blind Man — 1896


Tororo said...

No matter the circumstances, it's a powerful study indeed.

Duane Spurlock said...

I have a small-format book about Klimt I pull out once a year just to marvel at the work and get re-inspired and re-energized. Wonderful, wonderful work. I haven't seen this portrait before. Very nice.