The perfect of Klimt’s drawings and watercolors, fantastically reproduced in complete colour.
There is without a doubt approximately Gustav Klimt’s greatness as a draftsman. Exceptional in particular is the intensely sensual temper that he establishes in his limpid, fluid drawings and watercolors: the pencil or crayon line with which his topics are defined explores and caresses as despite the fact that the act of drawing was once itself a seduction. Klimt’s drawings are continuously extremely erotic and specific, many to such an quantity that they’ve hardly been reproduced. This has made for an unbalanced illustration of his paintings as a draftsman, and a complete survey of his image output is lengthy late.
Rainer Metzger, a cited artwork historian, has introduced in combination masses of Klimt’s drawings and watercolors in some way that enriches our wisdom of the artist and complements the visible affect of his oeuvre. Klimt’s drawings and research, and his elegantly direct and dangerously intoxicating preparatory sketches, display the underlying impetus for and construction of his difficult canvases. 307 colour illustrations.