Klimt Eastwood

Posted recently on Facebook, this visual mashup of Gustav Klimt (Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907) and Clint Eastwood (as the Man With No Name):

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Note the name, a kind of portmanteau of Klimt and Clint Eastwood.

lvcyd is a handle for the creator’s artist name, “Lucyd Yeah”; see her comment

More Eastwood than Klimt, but both are in there. It’s just one of a number combining Klimt and Eastwood. Here’s another,  a t-shirt design by Frederick Jay, with more Klimt in it:

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Ok, the Klimt original:

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And a screenshot of the Man With No Name in action:

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Wikipedia on Klimt:

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.

Early in his artistic career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he developed a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated when the paintings he completed around 1900 for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna were criticized as pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his “golden phase,” many of which include gold leaf. Klimt’s work was an important influence on his younger contemporary Egon Schiele.

And Wikipedia on Eastwood:

Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr.; May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.

Eastwood has made a truly enormous number of movies, as actor, both actor and director, and just director. Meanwhile, in addition to projecting hard masculinity in film, he’s performed in real life, having had (so far) two wives and four female partners, and fathering (philoprogenitivity alert!) seven children with five of these women (all except Sondra Locke).

In the midst of all this he worked in two years (1986-88) as mayor of Carmel CA.

Bonus. One of my favorite films, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot:

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Brief Wikipedia overview:

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American crime film written and directed by Michael Cimino and starring Clint Eastwood [as Thunderbolt], Jeff Bridges [as Lightfoot], George Kennedy, and Geoffrey Lewis.

It’s a complex heist film, with lots of comic touches, and also a tragic bromance film between Thunderbolt (darker, older, tougher) and Lightfoot (lighter, younger, sweeter).

One Response to “Klimt Eastwood”

  1. Lucyd Yeah Says:

    Hello, I’m the author of the first painting.
    My artist name is “Lucyd Yeah” and I’m not Lucie Alexandro Delgado so please, can you change that?
    you can find my stuff here http://lucyd-yeah.tumblr.com/
    thank you

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