Stoclet Frieze - The Tree of Life
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vídeň
The image is 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 that print is formed studies for the decoration. Therefore, to find them and Klimt's remarks on implementation. A whole series of print so that individual panels to each other about connected. The central theme of the picture - Tree of Life
- then in one piece.
The Tree of Life is the middle picture of one great work on the left side it bordered Expectations
from the right Filling
. The Tree of Life is an important symbol in many philosophies, religions and myths, is the connection between heaven, earth and the underworld. Among
Klimt's work has a unique position because it is the only a landscape
of his golden period when creating luxury works in gold colors. The whole image is linked profound symbolism. Spiraling branches should give the impression of eternity and wholeness of life. The whole range of the tree - from the roots to the tips of branches - the connection between heaven, earth and the underworld that for Klimt
meant a kind of determinism final ruling over every living thing that it is born, grows and then returning back to the country. Some critics in the image instead of heaven and earth are symbols of man and woman, some human beauty and strength. What is certain is that the black bird in the center of the image to each focus maximum attention. Symbolizes that everything starts somewhere, it ends.
Klimt painted picture Stoclet Frieze - The Tree of Life in 1909. Prevailing color of this fine art print is yellow and its shape is long. Original size is 195x102. This art piece is located in Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vídeň. 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.