Hans Makart (1840-1884) was known for his historical and sensual paintings that had a serious influence on the Viennese culture of the late nineteenth century.
Hans Makart Summary:
- He was said to have inspired Gustav Klimt, the artist responsible for The Kiss.
- There was a style of art and design named after him that decorated the public places of 19th century Vienna.
- His works were reviled by academics as he glorified the female nude and defamed important historical figures.
- His use of vivid colors and ornamentation preluded the Art Nouveau movement which came several decades after his death.
- He was in charge of the costumes and decorations for the celebration of the silver wedding of Vienna’s Emperor Franz Joseph.
Hans Makart Famous Paintings:
- Decorative Flower Bouquet (1884)
- Portrait of Magdalena Plach (1870)
- Portrait of Karoline Gomperz (ca. 1870)
- Gotische Grabkirche St. Michael, Lateral View, 1883
- The Dream After the Ball (1884)
- Lady with Feather Hat from Behind (1874-1875)