The Three Ages of the Woman by Gustav Klimt - Art Poster
The Three Ages of the Woman by Gustav Klimt
The 3 females are very much ‘real’ women, not idealised nudes, but recognisable people, and this painting is a love letter to all three of them. To the right are the sleeping mother and infant. The circular patterned aura behind the mother’s head perfectly complements the tiny flowers decorating her long, red ‘Lizzy Siddell’ – like hair. She is totally immersed in serenity and unaware of our gaze. She clasps her innocent infant babe with such tenderness and intimacy; the babe rests her head against her soft flowing locks. As one’s eye moves down the 2 beautiful figures you notice the wispy, arguably emaciated legs of the mother – suddenly she seems not so real after all. The legs almost become part of the pattern behind, this effect is heightened by the violet patterns found on the diaphanous cloth she holds that partially wraps her baby.
A little separate and disjointed is the elderly lady stood beside – we assume the mother of the mother. She looks away – she can’t bear to face us. Her body is tired and shows a life well lived. She’s often described as grotesque but I don’t see this in her – I see a beautiful vulnerability of someone who has lived and is hungry to live more, and is fearful of her own mortality. The pattern of the waves of her hair complement the other patterns in the composition. Her flesh has a realness that is stark and uncomfortable to look at.
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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