The Beethoven Frieze 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. Klimt had been questioning "The Meaning of Life" and his painting depicts "Mankind's desire to find happiness" from the 'Beethoven frieze' of the Secession exhibition in Vienna. In this fresco, there are three main sections that show a medieval knight on his quest or on a journey for human salvation. This reproduction is taken from the panel which illustrates the knight's yearning for luck.
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 : 9 in. x 5 in. x 2 in.
Weighs: 1.8 lbs