This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the drawings of Gustav Klimt as presented in “The Magic of Line,” a survey exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum on view through September 23. Joining me to discuss Klimt’s works on paper is Albertina curator Marian Bisanz-Prakken, who organized the show.
This drawn portrait is from the height of Klimt’s symbolist period, when his interest in symbolism coincided with Vienna’s burgeoning interest in self-reflection and analysis.
Bisanz-Prakken oversees the Gustav Klimt drawings catalogue raisonne project. At the Albertina she is the curator of Dutch drawings (she has published numerous articles on Rembrandt’s drawings) as well as the curator for turn-of-the-century Austrian works on paper.
Image: Gustav Klimt, Portrait of a Woman in Three-Quarter Profile, 1901. Collection of the Albertina, Vienna.