Gustav Klimt

Born on this date in 1862, Gustav Klimt, an Austrian painter best known for his 1907 masterpiece The Kiss.  His work was considered highly erotic some pieces more risqué than others .  Whilst paintings like The Kiss are full of symbolic imagery (the couple are wrapped in a glistening gold tapestry – the side covering the guy decorated with erect rectangles and the woman covered … Continue reading Gustav Klimt

Happy Birthday Bernard

Born on this date in 1928 – French artist Bernard Buffet. I first came across his art on Pinterest when I pinned one of his clown paintings.  I didn’t know much about him so did a bit of googling. He apparently had a somewhat roller coaster experience of fame and shame.  Once celebrated as a successor to Picasso his work was then rejected as vulgar … Continue reading Happy Birthday Bernard