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  • Gustav Klimt
    Jul 14, 1862 - Feb 6, 1918
  • The Dancer - Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism - nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil.
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  • 1918
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 90 cm (71 1/16 x 35 3/8 in.)
    Private Collection.

    This is a late painting by Gustav Klimt depicting a young dancer dressed in Oriental fashion, with her breasts bare and holding a posy of yellow flowers.

    The painting may have originally been based on Ria Munk, whose portrait was commissioned by her father following her suicide. As Klimt’s offering was then rejected by the commissioner — Klimt’s painting having struggled with the memory of Ria’s face and having been judged insufficiently joyful — Klimt likely finished the composition with the help of a model, most likely a dancer. The painting was in his studio at the time of his death and is considered unfinished.

    The Dancer’s face was certainly redone. Presently it shows a bluish hue which contrasts with the rest of the woman’s complexion. Her serene expression is turning to our left without looking at us in the manner of many Klimt portraits.

    Red and pink floral arrangements occupy the upper register to the right, while to the left we see nondescript human shapes dressed in similarly loose Oriental clothing. In The Dancer, we also note the fashionable Louis heels with frills on the front. Klimt is envisioning a notion of contemporary female fashion inspired by Japanese culture. The painting has thereby a strong Realist quality.

    The theme of The Dancer is sensuality. In this key, we appreciate the main subject’s bare breasts, her satisfied expression, the anodyne flowery setting, and the strongly scarlet atmosphere.

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Other paintings by Gustav Klimt:

Lady with Fan
Lady with Fan
Beech Forest I
Beech Forest I
Unterach at the Attersee
Unterach at the Attersee
Malcesine on Lake Garda
Malcesine on Lake Garda
Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria. He was educated at the Vienna Kunstgewerbe Art School in the years 1879-1883. Klimt was also an honorary member of the Universities of Munich and Vienna. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. His work is distinguished by an elegant use of gold backgrounds and mosaic patterns. This can be seen in Judith I (1901), and in The Kiss (1907). Art historians note an eclectic range of influences contributing to Klimt's distinct style, including Egyptian, Minoan, Classical Greek, and Byzantine inspirations. Klimt was also inspired by engravings of Albrecht Dürer, late medieval European painting, and Japanese Ukiyo-e. Klimt was one of the founding members of the Wiener Sezession (Vienna Secession) and of the periodical Ver Sacrum. He left the movement in 1908. He died in Vienna of pneumonia and was interred at the Hietzing Cemetery, Vienna.