Summer in the Countryside


Summer in the Countryside

  • This painting is inspired by one of Gustav Klimt’s (1862-1918) landscape paintings Roses Under Trees (1905). Klimt's landscape paintings reflect his flattened compositions and soft brush technique with mosaic like pattern showcase his impressionist style with a modernist feel. In his landscapes, the background appear very shallow and everything else appears right in front of the viewer. For instance, the path in his painting 'Roses Under Trees' gives a hint of background, but the flowers seem to push all the way forward. The soothing colors and the intricate brush strokes inspired me to paint Klimt- like 'Roses Under Trees', which I named it 'Summer In The Countryside'.
    Gustav Klimt's Landscapes
    Klimt travelled to Litzlberg and Lake Attersee in Austria every summer which enabled him to indulge his enthusiasm in landscape painting and to spend time with his mistress Emilie Floge. He liked painting a square picture for his landscapes because he felt that this format made it possible for him to bathe the subject in an atmosphere of peace. Also, painting in a square was quite unconventional during those times and he liked that. His recurring use of the square canvas for his landscapes tells that through the square he felt that the picture became part of the universal whole that can be extended indefinitely in any direction. 



    Acrylic on cradle hardboard


    Image Size 

    8" H x 8" W x 2" D


    The artwork is original and signed by Vidya Shyamsundar. The painting is varnished for protection, wired, and ready to hang.  The 2" deep side is painted black on all four sides. No framing required. The information about the artwork is labeled on the reverse.


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