Gustav Klimt print - Danae - 1907-1908
Gustav Klimt - Danae
Year: 1907-1908 - oil on canvas 83x77 cm
Preserved at: Galerie Würthle, Vienna, Austria.
Gustav Klimt painted Danae inspired by the Greek myth: Danae was fertilized in her sleep by Zeus, who turned into a shower of gold. Klimt represents Danae in an original way: the woman is folded in on herself, curled up in the foreground, assuming a circular shape, which refers to motherhood and universal fertility.