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.
A significant part of Klimt’s oeuvre is erotic drawings, such as this example from 1912-13. No artist of his generation left behind such a rich, deep store of erotic art as did Klimt.
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, Reclining Nude with Leg Raised, 1912-13. Collection of the Albertina, Vienna.