[Women Reading in Art] Woman Reading in a Cozy Nook

Illustration from “Radiation and Decoration,” a catalogue from the American Radiator Company (1905).

Happy St. Valentine’s Day, Dear Readers!

I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to give a shout out to all of my dear readers! You consistently show this blog (and its humble creator) so much love that I could not possibly let the 14th of February evaporate without some kind of acknowledgment. This is for you:

Valentine's Day Image, circa 1910

Valentine’s Day Image, circa 1910.

Off Topic Post: Goodbye, Gustav Klimt!

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt died on 6 February 1918. He was fifty-five.

A few of his paintings:

Der Park by Gustav Klimt, 1909-1910

Der Park by Gustav Klimt, 1909-1910.

Marie Hennenberg by Gustav Klimt

Marie Hennenberg by Gustav Klimt.

Nixen (Silberfische) by Gustav Klimt, circa 1899

Nixen (Silberfische) by Gustav Klimt, circa 1899.

The artist:

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt.

“True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.”-Gustav Klimt