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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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Pear Tree

Gustav Klimt's impeccable landscape paintings seize history as they incorporate florescent emblems and cushioned designs.

The artist is most prominently known as a forefather in Vienna's Secession movement that led the sharp transition from the classic realist technique of Europe of the time to an Art Nouveau era intertwined with impressionist elements.

The artist's masterful technique is incredibly evident through his real life portraits that seize an array of microscopic detail and lively allure. However, roughly half of the artist's work focuses on the fusion blends of colours and shapes most prominently seem in an impressionist style. The painting Pear Tree, dates back to 1903 as the modernist artist rejects classic styles and incorporates an array of bright colours and combination styles founded on synthesis technique. His revolutionary approach challenges the Western classic style that had seized the art scene for decades.

The piece showcases a tall landscape capped with pear trees planted amongst one another. As the pear trees enter full bloom, their blossoms control the canvas as colour is illustrates in all aspects. Klimt had incorporated a sponge technique within the work to meticulously outline the shape of the leaves within the tree. The tiny brush strokes create the illusion of fulfill leaves as they blend amongst one another. Klimt's impressionist landscape endeavoured transformed the canvas into a new style; using colour to add the canvas rather than over power it.

Shades of cabbage green, lavender blues and burgundy pinks dominate the artist's bright palate for the painting. The small brush strokes cover the tree in tiny dots, becoming smaller in the pear trees within the distance. The artist attempts to elongate the canvas by adding trees into the background, however the overall line of sight within the piece is a flat surface.

The artist lightly blends the green colours within the grass, using an art nouveau style rather than the impressionist style within the leaves. Yet, the dot technique creates a similar style to the artist's classic mosaic works that catch the attention of Europe within the future. The piece is a prominent painting of the artists to analyze, as the viewer is able to witness his mosaic style forming within the patterns illustrated within the leaves of the tree. As, the patterns and colours used were strategically picked to accentuate the painting.

These pure geometric shapes will in time dominate Vienna's Secession movement, working to transform the art of the decade. The dense canopy within the bed of leaves showcases a Byzantine mosaic that runs through the piece, accompanied by a postimpressionism touch within the foundation of the painting. Klimt's work revolution the art scene of Vienna, as his gold phase and impressionist style seizes the heart of Europe.