Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918)
Rosebushes under the Trees (detail), 1905. Oil on canvas, H.110 ; l.110 cm. Paris, musée d'Orsay.
Rosebushes under the Trees was produced, as were most of Klimt's landscapes, during the summer holidays of 1904 and 1905, when he stayed in Litzlberg. The canvas is covered with dabs of colour and very small brush strokes in the style of a decorative motif or a mosaic. Klimt's landscapes became increasingly abstract, although he continued to work directly from the motif. What the painter observed merely served as a stimulus. The real subject of the painting is the pictorial structure itself.
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