Gustav Klimt – Danaë (1907)

In the beginning of the 20th century, Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was known for his luxurious paintings and generous use of gold leaf application. Critics called it his Golden Phase. Fascinated by the female subject, the artist returned repeatedly to painting women amidst golden settings. Danaë (1907) is a representative painting […]

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L. A. Ring – At breakfast (1898)

Perhaps one of Denmark’s most known painters, Laurits Andersen Ring (1854 – 1933) was a representative of both symbolism and social realism in Danish art. Born in a village called Ring, he never lost touch with his humble roots, often portraying wild landscapes and rural life in a realistic style in his paintings. At Breakfast […]

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