Artist Gustav Klimt’s Golden Phase took place from 1899-1910, and it was during this time that he found his signature style of incorporating gold leaf into his paintings. His most notable works of this time were the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907 (recently chronicled in the film, Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds), as well as The Kiss, 1907-1908.

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907 - Courtesy of wikiart.org
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907 – Courtesy of wikiart.org
The Kiss, 1908 - Courtesy of wikiart.org
The Kiss, 1908 – Courtesy of wikiart.org

Over 100 years later, photographer Inge Prader used models to recreate some of Klimt’s iconic paintings, included portions of the Beethoven Frieze, 1901 and Danae, 1907. Absolutely beautiful. Prader is incredibly talented, taking painstaking efforts to replicate every tiny detail.

Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze - The Hostile Powers, 1901 - Courtesy of studyblue.com
Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze – The Hostile Powers, 1901 – Courtesy of studyblue.com
Inge Prader's recreation of Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze - The Hostile Powers, 1901
Inge Prader’s recreation of Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze – The Hostile Powers, 1901

Gustav Klimt's Danae, 1907 - Courtesy of wikiart.org
Gustav Klimt’s Danae, 1907 – Courtesy of wikiart.org
Inge Prader's recreation of Gustav Klimt's Danae, 1907
Inge Prader’s recreation of Gustav Klimt’s Danae, 1907

Gustav Klimt's The Beethoven Frieze - The Longing For Happiness, 1901
Gustav Klimt’s The Beethoven Frieze – The Longing For Happiness, 1901
Inge Prader's recreation of Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze - The Longing For Happiness, 1901
Inge Prader’s recreation of Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze – The Longing For Happiness, 1901

And check out her work for the Life Ball 2014 Style Bible, titled “Garden of Earthly Delights”. If there were a mashup of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and The Hunger Games capitol, this would be it. Stunning!

 

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    • Me too! Wonderful film. I love seeing the heritage of beautiful art, and she was such an inspiring woman!\n

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