Klimt, Gustav


Sku: YY4980
Artist: Gustav Klimt
Title: Danae
Year: Unknown
Signed: No
Medium: Offset Lithograph
Paper Size: 17 x 17.75 inches ( 43.18 x 45.085 cm )
Image Size: 15.75 x 15.75 inches ( 40.005 x 40.005 cm )
Edition Size: Unknown
Framed: No
Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling

Additional Details: Gustav Klimt's "Danaë" was painted around 1907-1908 and portrays the mythological figure from Greek mythology. Danaë was the daughter of King Acrisius of Argos, and in the myth, she was imprisoned by her father to prevent a prophecy that her son would kill him. Zeus, however, appeared to Danaë in the form of a shower of gold, impregnating her with Perseus. The painting symbolizes fertility, divine intervention, and the power of love. Danaë's encounter with Zeus as a shower of gold symbolizes both her vulnerability and her embrace of divine grace and destiny.