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Gustav Klimt Life is a Struggle, Figurine

Klimt Life is a Struggle (Leben ist ein Kampf) has been created one year after the Austrian artist had completed his so-called Beethoven-frieze. In this frieze, we find a Golden Knight in its centre. Yet, Klimt was so fascinated with this figure that he painted the knight again as a symbol for the toilsome quest for absolute freedom to live and think, and thus to express oneself. According to Klimt who was imbued by Richard Wagner’s vision on the first part of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, he subscribed to the idea: “A great battle taken up by the soul, which is struggling for joy with the pressure of the hostile force which stands between us and the earth’s happiness.”  No doubt, Klimt meant to fight is case of an independent artist and installed this piece of work in the hall of the Vienna Artists Secession. It was commissioned for an exhibition of the Female Artists within the Secession that took place in the year 1902. As the entire exhibition was held in remembrance of the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven, his art works were part of the celebration of this composer.

Klimt and Life is a Struggle

The Knight forms part of Klimt's Beethoven-Frieze. The monumental wall cycle must have struck the almost sixty thousand visitors and was certainly one of the biggest attractions of this exhibition. Almost over night Klimt became famous, hence, he won that battle for fame.

Our Figurine, the details
  • hand made after Klimt
  • height: 21 cm
  • material: porcelain like high quality resin
  • Motive: Klimt Life is a Struggle
  • a great gift for your friends, your partner and for any special occasion
  • A elegant accessory for any art lover's home.

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