- Author: Gustav Klimt
- Museum: burned down in 1945
- Year: 1916-1917 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Friends - Gustav Klimt. 1916-1917
Work "Friends" (1916-1917, burned down in 1945), built on the contrast of the naked body of one of the girls, looking like a beautiful odalisque, and her friend's girlfriend wrapped in red clothes. The streamlined name of the work hides the lesbian relations of the heroines, about whom Klimt did not hesitate to tell the world, like his French counterpart, Henri de Toulouse-Lotrecu. The figures of the girls are almost devoid of volumetric modeling, due to which they almost merge with the background, becoming elements of the ornament.
It is difficult to say whether certain animals and flowers depicted in the background mean something. However, in Chinese art, under which the work is stylized, they would conceal an erotic meaning. Thus, the chicken would be a symbol of a woman (perhaps of easy virtue), the dragon would be male sexuality. Probably, the flowers bear the same meaning, meaning the feminine.
Other pictures of Gustav Klimt
Portrait of Friderika Maria Beer
Portrait of Margaret Stoneboro-Wittgenstein
Three age women
Portrait of Serena Lederer
Joseph Lewinsky as Don Carlos
Unterach, manor on the lake Attersee
Judith and Holofernes head
Death and life
Portrait of Sonny Knips
Tree of life
Watch the video: 47166 The GirlFriends by Gustav Klimt Patch Skirt Long (February 2020).