Romanian Fall and Gustav Klimt

Central Park. Gherla, Cluj County, Romania. Late October 2010

I took this photo during my last trip to Romania because the colors of the leaves and the shades on the trees reminded  me so much of one of Klimt’s paintings. Here it is:

Gustav Klimt, “Beech Forest”, 1902. Dresden, Germany, Museum of Modern Art.

I am wondering if in painting it, his purpose was to forever capture the stillness and solitude that sometime exudes  from an autumn forest, beautiful in its decaying glory, restless as it grasps for the last rays of sun, tormented at the idea of the cold and unwelcoming winter…

On another note though, this New Year will also bring me the opportunity to see the largest collection of his works, gathered at Belvedere Museum/Palace in Vienna :) I am so excited!

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