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“The House of Guardaboschi” by Gustav Klimt

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“The House of Guardaboschi” by Gustav Klimt.

Gustav Klimt was a symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by eroticism. Klimt was influenced by Japanese art and its methods and achieved success with the paintings of his “golden phase”, many of which include gold leaf. “The Kiss” is Klimt’s most popular painting.

Essential Facts:

  • Title:                The House of Guardaboschi
  • German:          Das Haus von Guardaboschi
  • Artist:              Gustav Klimt
  • Created:           1912
  • Medium:          Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions:   110 × 110 cm (43.3 × 43.3 in)
  • Museum:         Neue Galerie New York


  • Name:            Gustav Klimt
  • Born:             1862 – Baumgarten, Austrian Empire
  • Died:              1918 (aged 55) – Vienna, Austria-Hungary
  • Nationality:  Imperial Austrian
  • Movement:   Symbolism, Art Nouveau
  • Notable work:


“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Leonardo da Vinci



Photo Credit 1) Gustav Klimt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons