Can You Separate A Sexist From His Work?Jessica G.11/15/07 6:30pmFiled to: halls of shameArtGustav KlimtMisogynyPablo Picasso641EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Earlier this week we wrote about Norman Mailer, who, along with a bunch of other male writers, was a misogynist both in work and in his private life. But how do you consider an artist whose 2-dimensional work is largely reverent towards females but was a total jerk to 3-dimensional women? I'm thinking about Picasso and Klimt here. Two articles that appeared in the new issue of the Economist stress the unfortunate way both artists treated the women in their lives. Klimt "was a womanizer with uncalculated conquests and seven known children," though his art was almost exclusively glittering portraits of women emerging from colorful mosaics.