Gustav Klimt is one of the global renown Austrian painters. During his career, he has produced various works of art. Between 1899 and 1910, he commonly used gold elements in his work. For that reason, this period in his career is known as Golden Phase. And in this phase, his most famous work is The Kiss.
Some of the most famous works of Gustav Klimt are recreated by an Austrian photographer. Inge Prader took those fantastic and glamorous paintings and recreated them with real models. Although the recreation required hard work from both models and photographer, the results are amazing.
Golden Paintings Turn into Showcase
Inge Prader as one of the famous photographers in Austria has some of the most important paintings of Gustav Klimt into life. Among these works, we can see Death and Life, Beethoven Frieze, Danae, and Medicine. All work belonged to the golden stage of his career.
Actually, this recreation was made for the Life Ball event in Vienna. Life Ball is organized annually. And this event is a fundraising campaign for treatment of HIV/AIDS. These photographs were at the center of the interest during the event.
Art Nouveau Symbolism in Photographs
Gustav Klimt commonly adopted Art Nouveau symbolism in his works. Additionally, we can easily see he was influenced by some Byzantine mosaics, especially mosaics of Ravenna. His influence from nature is perfectly combined with striking and dominant golden color. Also, he generously used different geometric shapes in his work. All these elements helped him to create his unique style.
Here, the shiny golden color, as well as other vivid colors, made the recreated photographs look so good. With detailed make-up and design, models were transformed into lines in his paintings. Also, Inge Prader used some of the most inspiring works of Gustav Klimt in this process. And the results are amazing.