Painted during his Golden phase but far removed from the flamboyancy of his portraits and commissions, Poppy Field (1907) is a delicate, private, and meditative work. Like Claude Monet’s notable favorite “Poppy Field in Argenteuil” (1873) Klimt depicts a bed of wild poppies curving across a gentle incline towards an open country field. But that is where the comparison ends. Unlike Monet’s serene family scene, Klimt’s Poppy Field is uninhabited and overcast, overpopulated with the small red flowers lost in an untended overgrowth. While never expressedly interested in experimenting with optics Klimt displays an influence of Pointillism, the construction of paintings with distinct dots of pure color, made famous by Seurat and Signac in the late nineteenth century. This stark debris of the Impressionist era is a reproduction of a natural scene imbued with mosaic-like visuals that flatten the poppies against the dense foliage, offsetting the naturalistic elements.
With his pioneering movement the Vienna Secession, Klimt’s aim was to rally the talent to be found in fin-de-siècle Vienna and to consolidate their powers in the hope of broadening the scope of Modern art. Greatly influencing a range of artists that would change the face of twentieth-century art history, Klimt’s work made a great impression on Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka whose formation of an abstract and Expressionistic way of painting can be seen more in the frantic landscapes of Klimt than much of his portraiture. While many believe that Modern art began after Klimt, works such as Poppy Field remain striking for its unification of the nineteenth and twentieth century, the meeting point between the real and abstract. Towards the end of his life Klimt would begin embracing the modernist influences that could not be ignored, and within the playful world of Poppy Field, resilient to the machine age, Klimt can be seen fighting for the rhythms of the natural world.
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