Portrait of Joseph Pembauer, pianist and music teacher by Gustav Klimt

Portrait of Joseph Pembauer, pianist and music teacher by Gustav Klimt

At the beginning of his creative career, Klimt was not too keen on portraits, although he wrote several excellent works in this genre – in particular, “Portrait of Joseph Pembauer, pianist and teacher of music.” But gradually the portrait moved forward on the first roles in his work.

In many respects this was due to the fact that after the scandal that led to the cancellation of the order for frescoes for the University of Vienna, Klimt had to look for new sources of income. At the same time, he was quite picky about the proposed model and always asked for a lot of money for his work.

Most

often Klimt posed rich ladies from high society, which impressed the charming style of his portraits. As a rule, they asked to write them in full length to capture not only themselves, but also their luxurious dresses. An example of this kind of work can serve as “Portrait of Fritz Ridler”, 1906.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)