Gustav Klimt Embossed Boxed Notecards
One dozen assorted 4¾ in. x 6 in. cream-colored embossed notecards (3 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
The foremost Austrian exponent of Art Nouveau and the most famous of the Viennese Secessionists, Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) created highly decorative murals and sensual portraits, both of which drew upon his skills and interests as a graphic designer. Klimt began his artistic career as an architectural painter, decorating the walls, ceilings, and staircases of theaters and museums. Gradually he moved away from naturalistic depictions to develop a more innovative and expressive style of art. In works such as the Beethoven Frieze (1902) and his well-known painting The Kiss (1907–1908), he placed heavy emphasis on line, color, and ornamentation. He also incorporated a variety of materials—buttons, glass, gold, and semiprecious stones—that enhance the mosaic quality of his images. This set of embossed notecards features four designs adapted from Gustav Klimt’s imaginative compositions.
Contains three each of the following notecards: