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Hygieia (1907) by Gustav Klimt - Art Poster

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Hygieia (1907) by Gustav Klimt - Art Poster  

At first sight, Klimt's Hygieia seems to be put another representation of the femme fatale. Hygieia confronts the viewer almost scornfully, her haughtiness is implied by her upraised chin and inscrutable gaze and her posture is slightly ominous, the golden snake twines sinuously along her upraised arm and it is unclear whether she offering the bowl or withholding it. The stylization of her encompassing red and gold robe serves to hide her body and her hair is covered beneath her rich headdress, the only indication of humanity and feminine sensuality lie in her bare face and arms, and even here, her sensuality becomes a source of power, though she stares out of the painting, her eyes are hidden in shadow. It is clear that Hygieia is powerful and dangerous in her own right.

Hygieia, according to Greek myth, was the goddess of hygiene, of health, cleanliness and sanitation. In fact, the snake and the bowl remain symbols of pharmacy to this day. In this context, she was not a femme fatale but belonged rather in the traditional categorization of women as caretakers. This explanation of Hygieia contrasts with Gustav Klimt's powerful, inscrutable and even ominous depiction of her. 

This amazingly and instantly recognizable work is perfect for a lover of fine art. 

Printed onto 200gsm gloss poster paper, this poster is produced using the highest resolution images and quality printing techniques.

Poster Sizes and Information

This poster has white border as seen in the image of the framed mock-ups on the wall. The printed area is therefore:

Maxi Poster - Poster Size 610 x 915mm - Printed area 590 x 895mm

Two Thirds Maxi Poster - Poster Size 406 x 610mm - Printed area 393 x 597mm

Tabloid Poster - Poster Size 305 x 457mm - Printer area 295 x 447mm 

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