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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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Flower Garden

Gustav Klimt's Flower Garden (1906), showcases the floral impressionist style the artist explored through his array of garden pieces that includes Farm Garden with Crucifix (1911), and Farm Garden with Sunflower (1913). The style used by the artist, Gustav Klimt, pays tribute to the artists love for design and pattern based on the composition of the flowers within the piece.

The artist is most prominently know for his Byzantine mosaic paintings that incorporates shades of bronze and gold with different materials such as marble, stone and glass that actuates the painting. However, Klimt gently transitions his work post gold period towards the movement of impressionism, where he incorporates classic greenery into his work. The painting, Flower Garden, is a prime example of Klimt's transition into the floral impressionist technique.

The painting illustrates a small garden that transcends into the background bush within the frame. The piece evidently looks similar to his other painting, Farm Garden with Sunflowers (1913). Both pieces use the same technique; focus primarily on the composition of flowers, and have the same staple bush in the background of the piece. However, both pieces are 7 years apart, questioning whether the artist re-explored the scene. Within Klimt's Flower Garden, the form of the painting is created on a flat surface, taking away any forms of depth within the piece. Klimt had studied Vincent Van Gogh work at the time, exploring the technique of flattening out landscapes and forms within his work. It is evidently shown within the art work that the flowers gently blend into the bush behind, hindering any 3D forms within the piece.

The painting illustrates an array of colourful flowers, uprising positive emotions within the piece. The focal point of the piece is the yellow flowers located near the right centre of the piece. Their bright colours seize the attention of the viewer as they analyze their form and wonder which type they are. Beautiful white hydrangeas are organized in a pyramid form near the top of the painting, illustrating Klimt's strategic shapes and planning used to add a sense of structure within his work.

The colourful flowers near the left of the painting are covered in shades of pink red and orange, adding fun glimpse of colour into the piece. The significance of this buddle of flowers is the strategic placement Klimt had painted them in. As the artist transforms into an impressionist style of painting, he incorporates his signature mosaic style through the piece, gently painting the flowers in a pattern that will accentuate one another. They are gently clustered together through different colours; however lightly blend into each other, creating swirls of patterns throughout the piece. Gustav Klimt was utterly obsessed with his work and the use of patterns, filling the impressionist canvas in light mosaics across the piece.