Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Galerie Wurthle, Vienna, Austria
Dimensions: 77 x 83
This painting is inspired by Greek mythology: shows a girl named Dana, who had just seized Zeus turned into a golden rain (Dana after she gave birth to Perseus). A third of bold and erotic composition fills thigh Dana, who spreads her legs to her Zeus could enter. Although Danae asleep, his right hand is in love spasm and facial blissful and contented expression.
Klimt painted picture Danae in 1908. Prevailing color of this fine art print is orange and its shape is square. Original size is 77 x 83. This art piece is located in Galerie Wurthle, 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.