Girl in white
Date: c. 1909
Medium: watercolours, paper
Location: private collection
Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.5
The mysterious painting, the date of which is open to speculation as well as the identity of the mysterious model in it, shows a red-haired girl in a white dress standing with her head tilted in front of a green background. Light skin was for Gustav Klimt
a symbol of female purity and fragility, similar to the white color of a dress, which speaks of purity and spiritual strength. Although Gustav Klimt
is known for his controversial and frequent depictions of nudity and homosexual relationships between two women, in the painting Girl in White he leaves the woman veiled and complements her tender appearance with flowers, which are also typical of his work.
Prevailing color of this fine art print is green and its shape is square. Original size is 9.6 x 9.5. This art piece is located in a private collection 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.