New from Flame Tree (Alphons Mucha, Art Nouveau), another bargain-priced, rich and innovative collection. Klimt is renowned as a quintessential artist of the Art Nouveau movement, but he was only one of a number of Viennese artists who created their own style of Art Nouveau--and this showcases their work, too.
These artists strove to break free of the constraints of the late 19th Century academic art establishment. The Secessionists were united, not in the style of their work, but their desire for freedom, so although there are echoes of similarity in the work of Klimt, Schiele, Jan Toorop, George de Feure, Giovanni Segantini, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Magaret McDonald, Kolomon Moser and many other fine artists, their distinction lies in their magnificent difference. This new illustrated book focuses on the rich diversity of the movement and offers a sumptuous gift of color and glamour for every art lover.
It features lots of Klimt, but also lots of works by each of these other creators. Where we may better know British and American versions of Art Nouveau, the Viennese were doing their own thing, and here you'll find the diversity and beauty of this bold, innovative work. It's some of the finest to come out of the movement. This also covers exhibitions, including reproductions of rare exhibition posters from the time (1890-1915) that are so very rare now.