Thursday, January 7, 2010

Gustav Klimt

“If you can’t please everyone with your deeds and art, please just a few.”

At the end of the 19th century, the University of Vienna commissioned Gustav Klimt to create a painting depicting the field of philosophy. The painting, seen above in its complete form, created such outrage that 20 professors petitioned to have it removed. For a society that was seeking some greater order in any field, Gustav’s painting was certainly not a celebration of certainty or reason. An indication that old order was out and new, unknown age was dawning.

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