On Lake Attersee, 1900

Gustav Klimt

TitleOn Lake Attersee, 1900
ArtistGustav Klimt
Paper Size (W x H)28 x 28 ins
Edition Size75
Price £1,200.00

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Klimt spent the summer of 1901 together with Emilie Flöge in Litzlberg on Lake Attersee. From the jetty of a little boat house, Klimt accomplished Attersee. He very probably used a viewer to seek out this specific segment of the lake. The impressionistic surface of the water shown in this painting, achieved by setting different coloured strokes next to each other, gives a very lively impression of the Lake in summer.

Lake Attersee is the largest lake of the Salzkammergut area of Austria. It extends for about 20 km from north to south and 4 km from east to west. Its water comes from the Seeache, which flows out of another lake, the Mondsee. The Höllengebirge (literally meaning mountains of hell), with a height of up to 1,800 m, is located southeast of the lake. Situated to the southwest of the lake is the Schafberg (the "Sheep Mountain", 1,782 m). At Litzlberg, there is a small island château, which Gustav Klimt frequently visited during the summer. Due to its steady winds and clean water quality, Attersee is famous for attracting sailors and swimmers alike. One of the most cherished winds on Attersee is the so-called "Rosenwind" meaning "breeze of roses". It is an easterly wind that crosses a castle's rose garden and fills the air across the lake with the smell of roses.

The print is hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and bearing a matching number to the print.

About the Artist

Gustav Klimt

Born in 1862, Gustav Klimt was the principal Austrian Art Nouveau painter and one of the founders of the Vienna Sezession, a group of artists and architects who formed their own exhibition society and denounced the classical academic training of the time.

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