Art of the Day – 7/2/13 (Stoclet Frieze, Gustav Klimt)
Daily Artwork — “Stoclet Frieze, Gustav Klimt, 1905-1911”
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1905-11– Stoclet Frieze. Various materials (Mosaic). Art Nouveau style. Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918). Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
“A series of three mosaics created by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt for a 1905-1911 commission for the Palais Stoclet in Brussells. The panels depict swirling Tree of life|Trees of life, a standing female figure and an embracing couple. The mosaics are spread across three walls of the Palais’ dining room, with the two larger, figural sections set opposite each other on the longer walls of the room. A smaller, geometric panel occupies the short wall separating them. The designs are formed from a variety of luxury materials, including marble, ceramic, gilded tiles and enamel along with pearls and other semi-precious stones.” (Klimt Museum)
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