Ask Morgana 142: Gustav Klimt

All that can be said about Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) has been said. There is no need for me to go into great detail, nor to repeat what others have already written. Eroticism ran through his works – some of the more public ones were criticised as pornographic, as a result of which he turned down commissions. The selection below includes four of his well-known paintings, and one lesser-known sketch, a frank study of a woman masturbating.

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