Gustav Klimt: Tree of Life
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt’s primary subject is the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. His pencil drawings, which are very numerous, have been regarded by many as his greatest legacy.
Klimt took annual summer holidays on the shores of Attersee and painted some of the landscapes he saw there.
Schloss Kammer am Attersee. Gustav Klimt, 1910.
One of the most cherished winds on Attersee is the so-called “Rosenwind” meaning “breeze of roses”. It is an easterly wind that crosses a castle’s rose garden and fills the air across the lake with the smell of roses.
The best time to visit Attersee is during spring, summer and autumn.
Because of the lake’s size and despite the cold temperatures during winter the lake rarely freezes. The last time the lake was entirely covered with ice was in the late 1940s, when people were seen skating and riding motorcycles across the thickly frozen surface of the lake.
BTW if you click on green arrow, will link to page for that song.
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Klimt string quartet kiss the quitarplayer