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Klimt Patterns

Klimt PatternsGustav Klimt was an Austrian painter who often used gold leaf to make his elaborately patterned paintings, as in Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait.” One way for students the appreciate all the patterns is to imitate the look just using lines.

• View and download Adele Head Template

• Color print of Adele Head Template
Black Sharpie marker, fine tip

1. Students sketch the main body shapes in pencil.
2. The lines are traced with a thick black marker.
3. All areas are filled in with thin line patterns, either imitating the original, or better yet, making up their own.