Illustration by H. Stratton from Songs for Little People, Published London c. 1896 via The British Library on Flickr Commons
need to make my way out to the rockies again
Art by Alphonse Mucha
Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?
Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)
Frederic Leighton, Elijah in the Wilderness (detail)