Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Gustav Klimt visits Egon Schiele
A Sunday Walk in a Viennese Neighborhood

Local Train Crossing
I just wonder,
was there a railway crossing
back then, in Klimt's time -
only steps from the rather bucolic setting of his studio,
where he planted roses and looked out at an orchard?

Railway crossing open again,
and I walk under golden leaves
illuminated by the morning sun
and a 1905 façade on the still shady side of the boulevard -
would Klimt have stashed away all that gold
in one of his paintboxes?

Those shiny leaves
are irresistible, aren't they?

Egon Schiele's studio
was located in this building -
the top floor, at least in my imagination

The glass in the fanlight reflects the building
where Schiele lived when he died, in 1918,
and, along the upper bevelled edge,
a slice of today's blue sky

Photographed 30 September 2012
while walking from Feldmühlgasse
towards Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 101
Images and Text © by Merisi
R e p o s t

Links:
-> Gustav Klimt's Neighborhood
-> Gustav Klimt's Vienna and Lake Attersee

17 comments:

  1. How I love the autumn colours in your photography. You make me want to visit Vienna once again and visit one of my favourite buildings: das Gebäude der Secession.

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    1. I hope you manage to return to Vienna soon!
      Thank you,
      Merisi

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  2. Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, I love their work. I recently saw Kokoscka's work in an exposition in a museum in Rotterdam. His work has the same atmosphere, there's something about it I love...Your photographs are lovely.

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    1. Those were interesting times back then!

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  3. Such diffrent artists, and probably having a coffee sometime in a local kaffeehaus. Different sides of the street in style for sure.

    Amzing Gold captured Merisi; as it rains over here it is grand to see those sunny leaves.

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    1. Maybe walking up to Dommayer's, where Johann Strauß played the century before.
      Hope autumn has turned sunny in your parts of the world!

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    1. The best autumn has to offer!

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  5. Lovely, colorful, autumn pics for the day, Merisi!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  6. Stunning and I love that door. I want it for my garage.

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    1. It's brilliant colors and light this time of the year.
      Garage? *grin*

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  7. Love the leaves (and can definitely see how they might have inspired Klimt) and love the windows!

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    1. The street looked just like this morning.
      I imagine Klimt walking down the street to visit Schiele and noticing all that gold. ;-)

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  8. Magical series !!! I enjoy following you !!!
    Marie-Noëlle

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  9. I'm in awe at that yellow. You hardly find such autumn colour here.

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