Gustav Klimt’s paintings brilliantly negotiates the borders among conventional and up to date, figurative and non-figurative artwork. His subtly erotic images, richly patterned landscapes and enigmatic allegorical compositions are without delay sensuous and delicate, whilst his extravagant, ornamental taste verges on abstraction. Obliged to head his personal method while he was once denied public commissions, Klimt was the chief of the modernists in Vienna, all the way through the tragic ultimate years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was once in all probability the best portraitist of his age, a panorama painter of miraculous originality and above the entire writer of abnormal ornamental schemes. 159 illus., 29 in colour. Whether you’re a native New Yorker or just in town for a visit, you probably know that NYC is one of the most romantic cities in the world—and a perfect place to pop the question.