Along with Apple tree I (ca1912), Klimt’s Beech Forest Buchenwald, a landscape painted on a canvas of identical dimensions ten years previously, is a vivid and incandescent work shimmering with life. In contrast to Apple tree I, which depicts an uncertain gloom at the height of Spring, Beech Forest Buchenwald presents a reproduction of the natural world in winter, with the vibrancy and energy of summer. The texture of wet wood and sodden leaves is as tactile and present as the light source against the bark, which appears to cut right through the mass of the wood and making the forest appear translucent. A passing dash of blue on some budding flowers gives the impression of each of the seasons appearing at once, as if all life is present in this forest.
Beech Forest Buchenwald, painted in 1903 at a time when Klimt was dramatically and irreversibly changing his approach and style, has enjoyed a lifespan that mirrors that of Central Europe in the twentieth century. Perhaps remembering the impressions of light within a George Seurat painting, Beech Forest Buchenwald is a game of light more than a reproduction of vision. Indeed, the painting sees even further than what was before the artist’s eyes. One of a number of works restored to an heir to the Block-Bauer estate after they were forcibly taken by the Nazi government of Austria in 1938, Klimt’s work hauntingly bears the same name as a notorious death-camp that would, forty-years after it was painted, taint the name of the birch forest, or Buchenwald in German. But now, restored to its rightful owner, and recently auctioned for $40 million dollars, the piece can begin a new life in its own right.
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