14 Jul '12, 11pm

Gustav Klimt Google Logo Celebrates 150th Birthday of Austrian Erotica Artist

Gustav Klimt Google Logo Celebrates 150th Birthday of Austrian Erotica Artist

The work of once controversial and now revered Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt are celebrated on Google’s homepage today, in honor of his 150th birthday. Born in 1862 near Vienna, in Baumgarten, Klimt reveled in human sexuality and eventually led the Secession movement in Austria. His use of eroticism and provoking sexual imagery challenged the safe, predictable tradition of Austrian art. Today, Klimt’s most famous work, The Kiss, overlays the Google logo on the homepage. A masterful piece of oil and goldleaf on canvas, The Kiss features a couple experts believe to be the artist himself and longtime love Emilie Flöge, in a passionate embrace. Clicking on the image leads to a search results page for Gustav Klimt. Interestingly, the original painting is square; Google has built the image out to a rectangular shape, carrying the lines of the grass and flowers, as well...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2191659/Gustav-Klimt...

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Happy birthday #Klimt - born 150 years ago today.

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