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Arts & crafts

Arts & crafts comprises a multitude of activities and hobbies that involve making things with one's hands, usually from scratch. They can be sub-divided into 'handicrafts'( or traditional crafts ) that are fashioned in an old style using long practised techniques, and the rest which are more modern inventions that have become recent trends or fads.

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Portrait of Baroness Elisabeth Bachofen-Echt

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

An oriental note dominates in the figurines framing the Baroness. To the pyramidal structure of the subject is accompanied an abstract and serrated syntax, typical of Klimt's ...

Portrait of Fritza Riedler

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

One of the most exhibited of Klimt's portraits, it represents the clearest example of his geometrising phase, with its diagonal compositional structure and the almost ...


Arts & crafts; Oil painting

The unusual subject and its formal rendition created critical perplexity in order for Klimt to exhibit this work, he had to give it a religious interpretation. The pregnancy theme ...

The Three Ages of Woman

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

The canvas mixes a geometrising decorativism and an unexpected psychological introspection in the expressions of the three figures: the dramatic premonition of death in old age, ...

Judith and the Head of Holofernes

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

The painting depicts the biblical character of Judith holding the severed head of Holofernes. The slightly lifted head has a sense of pride, whereas her visage is languid and ...

Burgtheater in Vienna

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

Burgtheater in Vienna - representing the old theatre in Vienna, during a main session. This old building was soon to be demolished and rebuilt, and the painting is valuable in ...

The Kiss

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art ...