About Gustav Klimt Statue Knight (1902)
This hand painted resin Gustav Klimt Statue Knight (1902) is a three dimensional faithful representation of the Knight figure included in the Vienna Secessionist artist, Gustav Klimt’s work “The Beethoven Frieze” produced in 1902. The Beethoven Frieze originally intended to be removed shortly after its first exhibition, but later decided to keep it for the Klimt retrospective exhibition the Vienna Secession was hosting the following year. In the Beethoven Frieze Klimt explores the perpetual quest of humanity for happiness. The frieze is divided in three important sections, and one of these depicts a knight as an allegorical figure representing humanity on his journey towards finding human salvation and therefore happiness. This three dimensional representation is made in resin and is masterfully hand painted, it is part of Parastone’s “Mouseion” Collection, devoted to making faithful three-dimensional representations of timeless masterpieces.
- Dimensions: 9″ x 5″ x 2″ in
- Weight: 1.4 lbs (est)
- Material: Hand-painted resin
- Inspired in Gustav Klimt’s “Knight” figure depicted on the Beethoven Frieze (1902)
About Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter who was considered to be particularly controversial during his time. Klimt “main subject in his work was the female body. He became known for the highly decorative style and erotic nature of his works, which were seen as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time. Gustav Klimt is a prominent figure in the 20th century art world, as well as divisive one for the time. Constantly plagued by obscenity complaints and people not appreciating his work, he furthered and advocated for a separation from Academic art, founding along with other artists, architects and designers the Vienna Secessionist Movement, which also praised the Art Nouveau style. Gustav Klimt is mostly known for his “golden phase” a time period during his career where he strived to lavishly use gold leaf in his works, under the influence of Italo-Byzantine religious works of Medieval and Proto-Rennaisance art, to convey a deep symbolic meaning.