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Gustav Klimt:


Gustav Klimt At Googleartproject

Gustav Klimt At Googleartproject (click to take the virtual tour)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: 

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintingsmuralssketches, and other art objects. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body,[1]and his works are marked by a frank eroticism—nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil (see Mulher sentada, below).[2]

Today’s Birthday: YONGLE EMPEROR (1360)


Yongle Emperor (1360)

Born Zhu Di, the Yongle Emperor was the favorite son of the founder of China’s Ming dynasty. He spent his youth developing a military career but was passed over for the throne. He rebelled and seized the throne from his nephew in 1402. As emperor, he greatly extended China’s scope and influence. He moved the capital to Beijing, built the Forbidden City, and sponsored the compilation of an immense encyclopedia of Chinese culture and history. What was the Porcelain Tower of NanjingMore… Discuss