Stoclet Frieze 8 - Filling
Medium: tempera a vodové barvy
Location: MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts) Vienna, Austria
The painting is a wider part of the decoration of the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. It is a mosaic in the dining room inspired by Egyptian, Byzantine and Japanese art. This series we are printing is made up of studies for this decoration. That is why you will also find Klimt's
notes on the realization on them. We print the entire series in such a way that the individual panels are connected approximately to each other. The central motif of the painting - Apple tree
- then also in one piece.
He reworks themes from the last part of the works Beethoven Frieze, Choir of Paradise Angels and The Kiss
. In all images there are mutually similar pairs. A bent over man embraces a woman, suggesting a spiritual as well as a physical connection, just as in the Kisses. Gustav Klimt
often contrasted square and circular shapes in his works. He thus illustrated the differences between men and women.
Klimt painted picture Stoclet Frieze 8 - Filling in 1905. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is portrait. Original size is . This art piece is located in MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts) Vienna, Austria. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Gustav Klimt (1862-1918).
As a painter, Klimt represents the best period of Vienna – a time when the works of Sigmund Freud or Mahler were developing, and Vienna was at the very least the Central European centre of culture and education. Klimt’s work combines symbolism
and Byzantine features that create the undertone of his Art Nouveau style. Klimt’s images have a special, even anxious, atmosphere that often shows the Freudian idea of erotica in any human movement and action. Klimt paints two-dimensionally, with intense colour while at the same time very gently and with refined dignity. Among Klimt’s famous works are the Water Snakes
- two women with stylized, interwoven bodies that evoke the surreal world of fantasy and sensuality. Another masterpiece is Danae
, a work inspired by Greek mythology, depicting a girl seized by Zeus, who was turned into a golden rain (Danae later gave birth to Perseus). His paintings often aroused passions and public protests, not only for their content but also for the innovative painting methods - eg. The Girlfriends,
an image of two women at a romantic meeting.