About Klimt Jacquard Pillow Cover – Musart on Pillows – Three Ages of Woman (1905)
This Gustav Klimt Jacquard Pillow 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. Bought in 1912 by the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, The Three Ages of Woman had won the gold medal in 1911 International Exhibition, also held in rome.The painting is an example of Klimt’s symbolic and allegorical works. He continued to paint such images right until his death in 1918. The painting shows a little girl in the protecting arms of a young woman, while beside them an old woman stands with a bowed head. The aged woman is symbolic of the passage of time and is based on a sculpture by Auguste Rodin called “The Old Courtesan” also known as “She who was once the helmet-maker’s beautiful wife”, which was exhibited in Vienna in 1901 as part of the ninth secession exhibition. The black background is unusual in Klimt’s works up to this date. Another painting, called “Death and Life” which was begun three years later in 1908, started out with a gold background. However, Klimt was not happy with it and substituted a blue-black background in 1911. Most of his later symbolic works share these dark backgrounds, in sharp contrast to the continued brightly colored decoration of the figures themselves. More details on Gustav Klimt Jacquard Pillow Cover – Musart on Pillows – Three Ages of Woman (1905):
- 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. Three Ages of Woman.1905. Oil on canvas. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome.