Klimt is well-known for his golden paintings, but here he paints the surface of Lake Attersee, where he lived at the time of painting this work.
Klimt or Monet?
The unusual turquoise color is reminiscent of paintings by the French Impressionist Claude Monet.
A deeper blue
As the water stretches into the distance and we see less of the ripples on the surface, the blue becomes deeper, and Klimt's brushstrokes become longer and more sweeping.
On Lake Attersee, Gustav Klimt, 1900
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