About Gustav Klimt Pillow Case – Musart on Pillows – The Expectation
This Gustav Klimt Jacquard Cover is part of our original collection, Musart on Pillows and is made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric. Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen). This extremely precise technique makes it possible to interweave around 80 threads / cm². This technique results in obtaining a point of great finesse, it also allows to use a multitude of colors. This artwork originates from the Stoclet Frieze 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 Stoclet in Brussels. The figure of Expectation, originally called ‘The Dancer’, is clearly inspired by Egyptian art, both in terms of the woman’s profile and the position of her arms and hands. The figure also owes something to a dance popular at the time. Klimt “Golden Phase” is quite possibly his most widely recognized period of art. This period emerged following positive reactions to his work and subsequent financial success. Many of his paintings during this time, including The Kiss, were made with gold leaf. More details on Gustav Klimt Pillow Case – Musart on Pillows – The Expectation:
- Dimensions: 18″H x 18″L x 1″W
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Materials: All our pillows are made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Polyester). Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen).
- Additional Features: Invisible zipper.
- Gustav Klimt. The Expectation. 1905-1911. Mosaic. Stoclet Frieze, Palais Stoclet, Brussels.
- Made in France.