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Button Sunday

August 15th, 2010 (02:44 pm)
currently hearing: Florence & The Machine--Heavy In Your Arms

I think the first time I became aware of Gustav Klimt's art was when I saw a print of his well-known work "The Kiss" in my friend Amy's apartment in the early 1990s. Last night, my blogging friend Shawn posted a photo of her favorite Klimt painting, "The Virgins" (also called "The Virgin" and "The Maiden") on Facebook. I like it so much that I decided to find a button of it. Klimt's colors and mosaics in his paintings fascinate me; shadowboxes and collages I made in the 1990s incorporated little elements of those.



I recently acquired a work by Austin artist Cynthia Fedor. It's a 4x4-inch canvas (tiny! part of its appeal to me). Her work is sparer but does remind me a little of some of Klimt's paintings, and I'm completely infatuated with her theme and how she's expressed it here.



framed:



It's keeping me good company in my office.

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