Gustav Klimt’s work brilliantly negotiates the borders between the traditional and the modern, the figurative and non-figurative. His subtly erotic portraits, richly patterned landscapes and enigmatic allegorical compositions are at once sensuous and refined, while his extravagant, ornamental style verges on abstraction.
Obliged to go his own way when he was denied public commissions, Klimt became the leader of the modernists in Vienna, perhaps the greatest portraitist of his age, a landscape painter of dazzling originality and, above all, the creator of extraordinary decorative schemes. Frank Whitford examines the artist’s work against the background of his time – the tragic final years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
In the light shed by political and cultural history, Klimt’s paintings and personality emerge with new clarity.引
此書遠流有翻譯本《克林姆》 ( Klimt By Frank Whitford 1990)，1994年，雖然出處沒，有幾處可能翻譯錯誤，不過有簡單索引，還是很有幫助 (本書中，主要的維也納文化人都提到、引用了)，譬如說，重要的評論家/記者Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936)卡爾·克勞斯，本書翻譯成"克羅斯"，有6處出處。
https://thamesandhudson.com/klimt-drawings-watercolours-9780500238264Nov 14, 2005 - There can be no doubt about Klimt's greatness as a draughtsman. Remarkable above all is the intensely sensual mood that he establishes in his limpid, fluid drawings and watercolours. Rainer Metzger brings together hundreds of Klimt's works on paper in a w.