Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter with a distinct style that primarily highlighted the female body seen through different lenses. Some of his most famous works, such as The Kiss and Fulfillment, have become legendary for their exceptional use of gold leaf and bold eroticism. He was also active in the Vienna Secession movement, which promoted the idea that art should be created free from traditional rules and be made available to all social classes. During his lifetime, Klimt used lavish colors, textures, and themes in his paintings. He is now revered for his unapologetic displays of human emotion and freedom, paving the way for a new generation of painters to continue to push the boundaries of art.