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Monday, January 31, 2011

Gustav Klimt vs Loos

Gustav Klimt and Loos...
Gustav Klimt
In 1897 a group of Artists, such as Otto Wagner and his gifted students, Josef Hoffman and Josef Olbrich with Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and others aspired to the renaissance of the arts and crafts and to bring more abstract and purer forms to the designs of buildings and furniture, glass and metalwork, following the concept of total work of art and to do so they tried to bring together Symbolists, Naturalists, Modernists, and Stylists.

They gave birth to another form of modernism in the visual arts and they named their own new movement: Secession (Wiener Secession). As the name indicates, this movement represented a protest, of the younger generation against the traditional art of their forebears, a "separation" from the past towards the future. The first chairman was Gustav Klimt.

Gustav Klimt
Garden with Sunflowers
This paintings about the garden in sunflowers..this is related with mine field which is batik design. Batik design nowadays more to contemporary like. Before this, batik design was like this with crowded design look like. Besides, its colored by layer.

This painting is about a young woman named Frederike Beer-Monti rang on Klimt's doorbell in 1915, hoping he would paint her portrait (she had already posed for his younger rival, Schiele). She found him both taciturn and formidable. Klimt took her hand, looked at it, turned it over and for a long time,  but said not a single word. Beer-Monti was finally allowed to enter. But, "it took a lot of talking to make him a little friendlier." Klimt eventually agreed to paint her. Though the result was a magnificent picture, Beer-Monti was ambivalent about the artist. "Klimt was exceptionally animal-like. His body exuded a peculiar odor. As a woman, one was really afraid of him."

I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do

Adolf Loos

Adolf Loos (1870-1933) ranks as one of the most important pioneers of the modern movement in architecture. Ironically, his influence was based largely on a few interior designs and a body of controversial essays. Adolf Loos 's buildings were rigorous examples of austere beauty, ranging from conventional country cottages to planar compositions for storefronts and residences. His built compositions were little known outside his native Austria during his early years of practice.
Adolf Loos

What I want is for people in my rooms to feel the material around them, I want it to have its effect on them, I want them to be aware of the enclosing room, to feel the material, the wood, to see it, touch it, to perceive it sensually, to sit comfortably and feel the contact between the chair and a large area of their peripheral sense of touch, and say: this is sitting as it should be.

For Adolf Loos, too much decoration is a waste of craftsman's energy and time for the trend will soon be replace by another. But if function and simplicity is the main focus then the object will be more advance and up to date while Gustav uses symbol and design into his painting. Most of his subject matter is female's body.
See Gustav Klimt artwork:

As a designer majoring in batik design, im choosing Gustav which is related with my field...Nowadays, designers seems in Art Nouveau movement which is more modern and stylish. Before this, in batik design..they should be in layered and lots of color and design. But now, batik design more simplify and modern

Mila is wearing contemporary batik design which is have been simplify more to geometrical design with color earthy and nice color palette. 

This batik design show layering colors and design seems like Gustav artwork.This show lots of detailing have been done in colors and design.Too much embellishments show how high is the price of the artwork.Batik art is unquestionably known by its final result of colors which is vibrant and minute work, this all effort make batik work alive or at least it seems like that with all vibrant colors.But Loos idea is too much embellishments is wasting time and energy. For me, the more details it is, the more valuable the artwork is.

Art is not only about the final outcome but what artist is giving to create such artwork, it require lots of patience and creative mind to create something so beautiful and pure.
 Sample of batik stamp,which shows lots of embellishment, lots of detailing which show the 'ketekunan' of the craftsman in doing it.

Loos said that an object should be created to be up to date and lasting.I agree about that, but batik design should be created up to date so that it will have new breath..!
Why batik design before this have been used back and re-design it with new feel? Such as Indonesian 'Cirebon Mega Mendung'
Cirebon mega mendung batik
This is about the historical motif, so they have re-design it to be used in this new era....such as this one
for our time being used....it has been simplify and used for daily uses. So both Gustav and Loos ideology seems can be used as long as we as the designer knows what we design and how it is, besides work with passionate and full of soul.....tQ..

1 comment:

  1. hi nural...
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    xchange link jom!