For the first time, Klimt turned to landscape painting when he was over 30 years old. His landscapes he wrote during the summer holidays. Despite the rather late fascination with this genre and the episodicity of the lessons themselves, the artist left behind more than 50 landscapes.
Often Klimt worked in the open air, but his landscapes have nothing to do with the landscapes of the Impressionists. He liked to cover the whole canvas with a complex, close to an ornamental pattern, and did not “enliven” the landscapes with human figures. It is curious that almost all landscape paintings of Klimt have a square format, quite unusual for this genre.