Gustav Klimt was a famous symbolic painter who lived in Austria during the 1800s.

He is most famous for his paintings of people and landscapes, which are often very colorful and decorative.

His paintings are considered to be some of the most important art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Some of his most famous paintings are the “Goldfish” and the “The Kiss”.

He used a lot of gold in his paintings which made them look very pretty.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Gustav Klimt’ quotes that you can read and share with others.


Best Gustav Klimt Quotes

Even the most humble object, provided it is perfectly executed, increases the beauty of our earth. ~ Gustav Klimt.

No part of life is so small and insignificant that it does not offer space for artistic aspirations. ~ Gustav Klimt.

True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me. ~ Gustav Klimt.

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All art is erotic. ~ Gustav Klimt.

There is no self-portrait of me. ~ Gustav Klimt.

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There is always hope, as long as the canvases are empty. ~ Gustav Klimt.

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days – flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little. ~ Gustav Klimt.

Famous Gustav Klimt Quotes

After tea it’s back to painting – a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often. ~ Gustav Klimt.

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There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. ~ Gustav Klimt.

I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true. ~ Gustav Klimt.

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Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late – thoughts both about and not about art. ~ Gustav Klimt.

Whoever wants to know something about me – as an artist which alone is significant – they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want. ~ Gustav Klimt.

Top Gustav Klimt Quotes

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter who was a key figure in the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt's paintings, murals, drawings, and other works of art are well-known. Klimt's principal subject was the female body, and his paintings are characterised by frank eroticism.

Even when I have to write a simple letter I’m scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness. ~ Gustav Klimt.

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Truth is like fire; to tell the truth means to glow and burn. ~ Gustav Klimt.

Sometimes I miss out the morning’s painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open. ~ Gustav Klimt.

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Art is a line around your thoughts. ~ Gustav Klimt.

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I’m a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening – figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits. ~ Gustav Klimt.

There is no self-portrait of me. ~ Gustav Klimt.

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There is always hope, as long as the canvases are empty. ~ Gustav Klimt.

I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do. ~ Gustav Klimt.



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About Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is one of the most renowned and well-known artists of the late 19th century.

He was born in Vienna, Austria, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts there.

  • Date of Birth: July 14, 1862
  • Place of Birth: Baumgarten, Austrian Empire
  • Died: February 6, 1918 at the age of 55 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
  • Known for: Famous Painter
  • Notable works: Judith and the Head of Holofernes, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, The Kiss, Danaë
  • Movement: Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession
  • Nationality: Austro-Hungarian.

After completing his studies, he worked as a painter and sculptor in various parts of Europe.

He eventually settled in Vienna, where he became well-known for his paintings and sculptures of classical subjects.

Klimt’s work is noted for its elegance and beauty, as well as its symbolism and innovative stylistic techniques.