About the Artist
Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) was as controversial as he was successful in his time. His modern works were often criticized for being too sensual and erotic and his symbolism too deviant. Today, they are regarded as some of the most important paintings ever to come out of Vienna.
After an early impressionist phase Klimt came under the influence of symbolism and art nouveau. During this time he was a prominent member of the Vienna Secession. His own mature style, manifested in large allegorical paintings as well as female portraits, combined a linear construction with a hint of modernity that links him with the next generation of expressionists.
This boxed note card set contains greeting card reproductions of details from four Klimt paintings: Expectation (c.1905–1909), The Kiss (1907–1908), Fulfillment (c.1905–1909), and The Three Ages of Women (1905). The latter is a tender depiction of a sleeping mother and small child, a detail repeated on the decorative gift box.
- 16 note cards (4 each of 4 images) and 17 envelopes
- 4.25 x 5.5 inches
- Sturdy decorative box with hinged lid and magnetic closure (5 x 6 inches)
- Designed in the USA