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Gustav Klimt

Posted in Art Nouveau, Klimt, portrait on December 8, 2008 by florinorfolk

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Danae, Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body,[1] and his works are marked by a frank eroticism–nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil. (source: Wikipedia)

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Adele Bloch-Bauer

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The Kiss

Antoni Gaudi

Posted in Architecture, Art Nouveau, mosaic, sculpture with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2008 by florinorfolk

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852–10 June 1926) – in English usually referred to by the Spanish translation of his name, Antonio Gaudí – was a Spanish[3] architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique style and highly individualistic designs.

Casa Mila, Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia – Gaudis unfinished masterpiece in Barcelona

chimneys covered in mosaics

detail of tile mosaic at Palau Guell, Barcelona

Famous lizzard by Antoni Gaudi using mosaic technique called trencadis.