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Poetry (1902) by Gustav Klimt
Poetry Sculpture (1902) by Gustav Klimt
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11.5 in. x 4 in. x 1.75 in.
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Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt
was originally intended as an ephemeral work of art and, like the other decorative paintings, it was to be removed after the close of the exhibition. It was only owing to fortunate circumstances, that the frieze was not destroyed as planned: the Secession was to present the following year a major Klimt retrospective (XVIIIth exhibition, 1903), and it was decided to leave the work of art in place.
This statue of
is a tranquil female figure holding a kithara. It is part of the right panel of the allegorical Beethoven frieze which Klimt painted for the Sezession exhibition held in 1902. It was centered round Max Klinger's sculpture of Beethoven.
The painting shows the stages which man, and in particular the artist, has to go through during the quest for great happiness. In the end poetry manages to satisfy this desire. Poetry is symbolized by a figure inspired by paintings on vases from ancient Greece. She plays her Kithara, a sort of lyre given to mankind by the god Apollo, from which the word guitar is derived.
Material : Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish. Statue replica is from the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection.
Included : Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.
Dimensions : 11.5 in. x 4 in. x 1.75 in.
Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt was originally intended as an ephemeral work of art and, like the other decorative paintings, it was to be removed af
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