About Klimt Glass Candle Holder The Expectation (1905-1909)
Part of Parastone’s Museum collection, Gustav Klimt Tea Light Glass Candle Holder The Expectation features the artwork originating from the Stoclet Frieze in Brussels in 1905-1909. 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. The figure of Expectation, found in this glass candle holder is originally referred to as ‘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. Details on Klimt Glass Candle Holder The Expectations (1905-1909):
- Dimensions: 2.3 in x 2.5 in W x 2.5 in D
- Weight: 0.5 lbs (est)
- Material: Glass
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. Klimt 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. Klimt Combined monumental style with Byzantine-like ornamental art and classical symbolism, created against the background of romanticism which was so characteristic of his time.