Chasing Klimt

Wesley R. Baker's avatar Wesley R. Baker

Buffalo Bill took his "Wild West Show " to Europe about 1895. Gustave Klimt was already a well known European artist at that time. My thought is that, Klimt was influenced by American Indian art and design. The motorcycle headlights are distinctly the shape of an American Indian motorcycle. The gold paint in this painting, did not translate well,but it is also a style that Klimt used frequently. You can almost tag this as an" Indian riding an Indian!"

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Oil on board- 48
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 36 inches