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Tree of Life Painting

tree of life painting by gustav klimt

Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt is one of his most well-known works. The painting also has additional significance for Klimt’s admirers: it is the artist’s sole landscape made during his Golden Period. During this period, Klimt combined oil painting methods with gold paint to produce luxury artworks.

who was gustav klimt?

Klimt quit the Vienna Secession movement in 1908 and began working on a new form of painting with gold leaves. Klimt is well known today for these works.

concept of the tree of life

Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze is a symbolist artwork. It was produced in 1909 and is a symbolic artwork in the Art Nouveau style.

concept of the tree of life

The piece is an idea for a series of three mosaics created by Klimt between the years 1905 and 1911 for a contracted project at the Palais Stoclet located in Brussels, Belgium.

concept of the tree of life

The murals, which depict spinning Trees of Life, a rising feminine form, and entwined lovers, were created during his late works era. They adorn three sides of the Palais’ dining area.

concept of the tree of life

One of the most appealing aspects of The Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze is that it encourages the observer to spend more time enjoying the artwork and deciphering its implications.

WHat did the tree of life symbolize?

The Tree of Life is a time-honored idea that dates back to antiquity. It’s a symbol that connects death and life, as well as earth and heaven. The Tree of Life symbolizes both the continuity and complexities of life. It binds together all areas of existence. Klimt expands on this connection by adopting a flattened style and design elements that encompass the entire region.

WHo was gustav klimt?

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian artist who was interested in art’s ornamental characteristics.  He was one of the founding members of the Vienna Secession in 1897, a group of painters.  They resisted orthodox academic art in favor of more attractive surfaces and innovative concepts for the future century.