Friday, 21 August 2015

Hope II by Gustav Klimt - MoMA in New-York

Hope II (Oil, gold and platinum on canvas - 110.5 x 110.5 cm) by Gustav Klimt

Hope II (detail)

Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) was an Austrian painter. He worked in Vienna which was also home to Sigmund Freud. The topic is complex with the pregnant woman, the skull, and three women at her feet.

Klimt’s technique combines tradition (Byzantine gold leaf painting) and modernism with very ornate organic patterns and a rich palette.

Details for the museum

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019-5497

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