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Three Ages of Women

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TITLE:    Three Ages of Women (Special Museum Series)
ARTIST: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
SIZE:       19" x 27"
PIECES:  1000
PRICE:    $18
MADE BY: Clementoni
DESCRIPTION:  Gustav Klimt first made himself known by the decorations he executed (with his brother and their art school companion F. Matsch), for numerous theatres and above all (on his own this time) for the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, where he completed, in a coolly photographic style, the work begun by Makart. At the age of thirty he moved into his own studio and turned to easel painting. At thirty-five he was one of the founders of the Vienna Secession; he withdrew eight years later, dismayed by the increasingly strong trend towards naturalism. The sumptuous surface of Klimt's work is by no means carefree. Its decorative tracery expresses a constant tension between ecstasy and terror, life and death. Even the portraits, with their timeless aspect, may be perceived as defying fate.

This painting was completed in 1905 and the full painting (although not part of this puzzle) also shows an elderly women standing to the left of the young mother and her child.


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