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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Gustav Klimt's warm painting, Farm garden With Sunflowers, illustrates a lush oil on canvas piece that illustrates the artists prominent period in which he explored the natural environment around him.

The piece was painted in 1913, and is classified as a good-natured joyful piece, bringing out positive emotion.

The focal point of the piece is the connection from the floor into the background of the work. Klimt at the time had studied Vincent Van Gogh's work and his intercut detail that mended forms in all aspects of the painting as one as a flattened piece which still had 3D elements to it.

Within the painting, Farm Garden With Sunflowers, Klimt had used an array of bright coloured flowers and intertwined them into the background bush within the work. Two vertical bushes of sunflowers grow from the root of the floor, gently flourished to dark brown seeds, with small yellow petals around it. Along the floor of the painting, white hydrangeas grow with soft red toned centres. An array of colourful carnations grows near by in shades of red, blue and purple. Near the right of the painting, Klimt had used flowers in a warm shade, with glimpse of oranges transcending from light to dark. The artist also compliments the red flowers within the piece by painting strong burgundy coloured flowers, which flourish into the background.

The background of the painting seems to be based on a large wide bush that is gently covered in small flowers. The impressive aspect of the piece is that the flowers grow directly from the root of the painting, intertwining with the flowered covered background as one single structure. This creates the illusion of a flat surface, yet still illustrating a glimpse of depth. These soft shapes curve into one another, yet are still sectioned off in their own area.

Klimt explores a wide range of green shades within his work, yet continued to come back to the signature bright green for most of the leaves within the piece. While Klimt was a master in the style of realism and mosaic art, during this stage in his career, he was more so engulfed in the nature of the environment around him that painting portraits of others. This phase illustrated Klimt's self-progression away from his colleagues into an impressionism style that he favoured. While no other artist was able to delicately craft the beautiful bronze mosaic paintings the artist is most known for, he felt as if a more carefree approach through painting greenery was the style he wanted to explore.

Gustav Klimt's painting, Farm Garden with Sunflowers, carefully illustrates the classic style of impressionism through flowers is a slight mosaic form. Using an array of greens, and pops of bright colours to bring life to his work, while blending the structures together generating a flat background. This style of painting for Klimt had seized his artistic imagination and transformed his techniques into a new light.