Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 9th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 9th Floor; Across Rm. 922

“The Tree of Life (Stoclet Frieze)“ by Gustav Klimt

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.68.2
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
2004;1909
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27.5 in Width: 39.25 in
Description:
Large gold tree in center with curling branches. There are two figures, one on the right, the other on the left. The left figure has a dress/blanket made of triangular shapes, her hair is styled back and has a yellow cloth with metal decoration sealed on it. The figure on the right has their head leaned over to the side as if sleeping. The primary shapes in the dress/blanket are circular or oval shapes.
Historical Context:
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt's primary subject was the female body and utilized a collage-style painting technique.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Posters
Tree of life
Trees