Emilie Floge Portrait Statue

Gustav Klimt’s posthumous monetary success surpasses any other painter, even that of Picasso. With the exception of his early works, Klimt’s subjects were predominately women. Little is known about his relationship with the women for whom he painted. He never kept a diary nor did he live a public life. His friendship with Emilie Floge did not come to light until well after his death when letters were found between the two friends. It is much debated whether there was more to their friendship. However, the letters do not provide much more information beyond day to day life.

We do know from his paintings, the pair were close. The Emilie Floge Portrait Statue reproduction is from an earlier period of Klimt’s work; prior to his “Golden Phase.” Emilie Floge was a fashion designer, her creations were illustrated strikingly in Klimt’s paintings. He captured the vivid colors and elegance of her style beautifully. Whether they were friends or lovers, his affection towards Emilie Floge can be felt through his paintings.

Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss Sculpture

It is rumored Emilie Floge was the inspiration behind his most famous work “The Kiss.” There is no evidence to back this claim. Frankly, it does not matter.  The stunning artwork speaks volumes. The sculptural reproduction in Statue.com’s gallery falls under the Lovers Category for a good reason. Love and adoration oozes from this work. One can almost feel the warmth from the lovers’ embrace.

This piece was highly controversial at the time, even being sited as pornographic. Despite the controversy, the painting was quickly sold. “The Kiss” comes from Klimt’s “Golden Phase,” he painted with oil and used golden leafing to provide texture and definition. It is known that he derived inspiration of this technique from his visit to Venice. From this trip he would develop the style that would define his work.

Hope II Women Expecting Child

It is not often artists are able to achieve fame while alive, however Klimt’s fame afforded him the ability to be selective over his patrons. His methods were painstaking and required long sitting times for his subjects. Despite his fame, he led a quiet life. He had many affairs with the women who posed to be his subjects. It is said he fathered at least 14 children. It is hard to imagine he was able to avoid scandal with his extracurricular actives.

Klimt wanted his life to be seen through his work. “I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women… There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night… Who ever wants to know something about me… ought to look carefully at my pictures.” (Whitford, Frank (1990), Klimt, Thames and Hudson)

We are proud to include many Klimt glass and sculptural reproductions within our gallery. To view more fine piece head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

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~Kristen

Mother and Son Bronze Patina Sculpture

The kiss on the head, loving embrace, image of pure bliss, captured so elegantly in The Mother and Son Sculpture reminds me of my son who will turn one this month. It would make sense that this sculpture resonates  strongly with me. It is always profound when you have a piece of art that imitates life so closely. The artist captures the connection between a mother and her son perfectly. This connection between mother and child so deep and often hard to describe with words but yet not words are needed with this sculpture.

Young Mother With Child Statue By Rodin

Motherhood is a mixture of exhaustion, joy, adoration, and a touch of insanity. When my son started giving us social smiles I use to joke that I would throw myself down the stairs if that meant he would smile again… Although, I may have not been joking. I felt that way going through all of my little one’s milestones. I could just not get enough. Watching him grow has been the best experience. Prior to my son, I use to reminisce and daydream about fun had in the past. That all has changed as I cannot imagine a world without my little guy. He has some how snapped me into the present.

Three Ages of Woman By Gustav Klimt

Although, as evident with how fast this past year has gone, my little guy is not going to be little forever. It makes these pieces of art even more precious as it serves as a reminder that time is fleeting, capture the moment and carry these precious memories with you as your children grow in the future.

To view our fine gallery of statues and fountains head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen