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Gustav Klimt

Classic Art Has Never Been So Dirty (NSFW)

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

We're here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: It's dirtier than you remember. Before NSFW was an acronym thrown about on...

First Nighter: The Met's New "Die Fledermaus" Far Too Batty

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Die Fledermaus back again as the Metropolitan Opera's New Year's Eve gala confection? Directed by Jeremy Sams, who also supplied the revised lyrics, ...

Heirs Demand Return of Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze

Anne-Marie O'Connor | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Anne-Marie O'Connor

Before the war, Erich Lederer was a charming Vienna ladies man, a pillar of bohemian society who angled to meet Josephine Baker as Austrian church leaders were deeming her unfit for polite company--and told his family they had an unforgettable romance.

New Answers Coming to Light for Hidden-Away Klimt Paintings

Anne-Marie O'Connor | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts
Anne-Marie O'Connor

As George Clooney prepares to explore Nazi art theft in his upcoming film, The Monuments Men, a few answers about hidden-away Klimt paintings are finally coming to light.

Happy Birthday, Gustav Klimt!

Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

In honor of Gustav Klimt's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the 151s...

Iconic Painting Gets Remade In Syria

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam took the twittersphere by storm last week when he posted an image of Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" superimposed on the facade o...

A Dear John Letter to Painting

Tracey Harnish | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

You see, I was dipping into a little of that meditation on the million points of the physical with bits of light in the spaces between them, in my drawings, so I was easily seduced. Then came a period where it was all about me and critics be damned, I loved you Georgia O'Keeffe.

The Perfect Gift For Your Artsy Friend

Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

Can't figure out what to get your art history-loving partner this holiday season? Problem solved: Black Milk Clothing's fine art-inspired leg...

The Steamiest Kisses In Art History

Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts

Kissing -- the act of pressing one's lips against the surface of another object or person -- is a simple gesture acted out between lovers, a mother an...

Klimt Show at the Getty... and a Meal to Match!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On my last trip to New York, I dumped my bags at the hotel and grabbed a cab to the Neue Gallerie uptown. There I spent a delightful hour perusing their exciting collection... especially one painting, the legendary portrait, "Adele Bloch-Bauer I."

Art Runs in the Family

MutualArt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

Artistic genes ran in the family of many iconic artists, although we hardly speak of the artwork of the lesser-known relatives who often provided great influence.

Truth, Beauty & Desire in Vienna (Klimt's Drawings at the Getty)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The Getty exhibition "Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line" puts a lie to the usual characterization, demonstrating how Klimt's work conveys complex emotions and even allegorical ideals.

LOOK: What Today's Google Logo Represents

Posted 07.14.2012 | Technology

Google is paying homage to Austrian artist Gustav Klimt with a "Google Doodle" of one of his most popular paintings: "The Kiss." Born on July 14, 1...

Happy 150th Birthday Gustav Klimt!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Austrian symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt, known best as the creator of the famed painting "The Kiss" an...

The 10 Best Kisses In Art

Posted 07.06.2012 | Arts

Pucker up, readers, it's National Kissing Day! The holiday actually originated in the UK to bring back the simple pleasure of kissing for kissing's sa...

Artists Who Would Make Broadway Hits

Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts

This year, gold leaf master and notorious casanova Gustav Klimt celebrates his 150th anniversary. New York is celebrating with a retrospective of Klim...

2012: The Year of Gustav Klimt?

Anne-Marie O'Connor | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Anne-Marie O'Connor

As Austrian tourist officials invite the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birthday of this early modernist, some of his most spectacular portraits and landscapes are missing from the walls of Austrian museums.

The Week In Art

Posted 05.26.2012 | Arts

This week we saw a, exciting mix of historical greats and new technology. We celebrated a master's anniversary, revisited the Paris red light district...

Gustav Klimt's Spectacular 150th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.24.2012 | Arts

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt's birthday, and museums around the world are celebrating the Austrian Secessionist's work. You c...

The True Tale Behind Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece

AP | By JONATHAN LOPEZ | Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

-- "The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, `Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer'" (Knopf), by Anne-Marie O'Connor: In 1907...

A Pomegranate & Billy Jack: Conversations with Once's Marketa Irglova and honeyhoney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Marketa Irglova, her latest album is a direct result of her making a conscious decision to make music.

PHOTOS: Architecture For The City Bird

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.29.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Architect to the urban aviary set, Street Artist XAM is one rare bird. Averaging one per week over the last year, the California born former graffiti ...

Painting Stolen By Nazis Expected To Sell For $25 Million

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

After a tremendous journey over the past few decades, Gustav Klimt's landscape, "Litzlberg on the Attersee," has found itself on the auction block and...

Kia Makarechi

Vienna In NoLIta

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York

If you keep your head down while walking down Mulberry Street in the boutique-laden depths of NoLita this week, you might miss it. But for those pl...

WATCH: 500 Years Of Artists Paint Women

Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

New to us at HuffPost Arts, Philip Scott Johnson's "500 Years Of Female Portraits In Western Art" is intriguing in its ability to trace how representa...