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ERIC Number: EJ913189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Tree of Life: Gustav with Gusto
Sterling, Joan
Arts & Activities, v148 n3 p37, 40-42 Nov 2010
Gustav Klimt was born in Vienna in 1862. At age 14, he received a scholarship to the Vienna Public Art School. After graduating, he painted realistic portraits and later began to paint landscapes. Klimt was best known for creating a style known as Art Nouveau, in answer to the Industrial Revolution of the early 20th century. Art Nouveau was a reaction to technology, using curving shapes, fat, decorative patterns and handmade materials. Two of Klimt's best-known paintings are "The Kiss" and "Tree of Life," which exemplified the Art Nouveau style. In this article, the author describes a printmaking project inspired by Klimt's "Tree of Life" painting. In this project students use the wet-on-wet watercolor technique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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