Ceramic flower vase with Klimt's Expectation painting on all sides. This desktop sized flower vase is suitable for several flower buds or a small flower arrangement.
- Measures: 7 in x 2.5 in W x 2.5 in D. Weighs 14 oz.
- Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. PN VAS04KL
- Four-color printing of a masterpiece painting.
- Comes with a color description card.
This artwork originates from the Stoclet Freeze in Brussels. Adolphe Stoclet commissioned an estate in Brussels for architect Josef Hoffman to design and for Klimt to decorate the dining room with a frieze. His theme was "The New Cycle of Life". The Stoclet Frieze, 1909-11 has a three-part mosaic -- Expectation, Fulfillment and Pattern --which were executed at the Vienna Workshop and utilized the finest and most luxurious materials available including marble, gold leaf, silver and semiprecious stones.
Klimt himself, a man of few words, later called this image simply 'the dancer'. It could be thought that this geometrical ornamented portrayal has a logical connection with The Fulfillment, which also forms a part of a mosaic design in the 'Palais Stocklet' in Brussels.
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was a prominent member of an innovating group of artists called 'Sezession' and is considered to be one of the main pioneers of modern art. Apart from this, his ornamental Jugendstil style evokes an irresistible feeling which is inspired by the 'fin-de-siecle' of 19th century Vienna: elitist, liberal-middle class, decadent, pleasantly-decorative. His work is extremely recognizable due to his monumental style combined with Byzantine-like ornamental art and classical symbolism, created against the background of romanticism which was so characteristic of his time. In Sezession's own words: "Art guides us to an ideal realm, the only place where we will be able to find pure joy, pure happiness and pure love. A choir of angels from paradise. Joy given by divine sparkles. That kiss from the entire world!"