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.
The Getty exhibition includes numerous drawings made in preparation for portrait commissions, such as this one of Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann. Here’s the resulting portrait.
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, Standing Woman, Leaning on a Chair, Study for a Portrait of Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann. 1900-1901. Collection of the Albertina, Vienna.