Hans Makart, 1840-1884, was a 19th-century Austrian academic history painter, most well known for his influence on Gustav Klimt
and other Austrian artists. Makart became the acknowledged leader of the artistic life of the Vienna. The "Makartstil", which determined the culture of an entire era in Vienna, was an aestheticism the likes of which hadn't been seen before him and has not been replicated to this day. Often to heighten the strength of colors he introduced asphalt into paint, which has led to some deterioration in Hans Makart paintings over the years. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.