Shop art print and framed art Détail of "Life and Death" by Gustav Klimt

The artwork
View in room
Share on...
Subjects : Fantasy, Mythology
Keywords : Art Nouveau, Austria, Germany, Pisces, Sezessionsstil, Symbolism, artist, child, childhood, death, oil, old age, picture, sign of the zodiac
Need inspiration ?
Our recommendation

Our recommendation for Détail of "Life and Death" by Gustav Klimt

To fully enjoy «Détail of "Life and Death"» by Gustav Klimt, we recommend the medium size (86.6x60 cm) printed on hand stretched canvas, with the gilded mouldings - thin frame.
The artwork

Détail of "Life and Death"

Life and Death is an oil on canvas by Gustav Klimt, for which he won first prize at the International Exhibition in Rome in 1911. The painting depicts an opposition between life and death. On the left, death is represented by a figure consisting of a skull and skeletal hands on an irregularly shaped, disproportionate body. He is wearing a suit covered with crosses and is holding a battered club. The colours of his clothing are dark: purple and black. With envious eyes, he looks at life, represented by the figures on the right. They are naked and embracing each other, and their faces look happy, even ecstatic. The women's skin is pale, unlike the man's, which is darker. In some places, the bodies seem distorted or incomplete. The background of the painting is in shades of dark blue, khaki and green. It brings out the contrast between the cold colours of death and the warm colours of life. The light seems to come from the right-hand side of the painting, the side of life. This painting measures 180.5 x 200.5 cm and is on display in Vienna at the Leopold Museum in [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the symbolism style.


Find the full description of Détail of "Life and Death" by Gustav Klimt on Wikipedia.

The artist

Gustav Klimt

Explore the work of
Gustav Klimt

Why do we offer different type of prints ? And what’s the difference ?
Our art prints are printed reproductions of original artworks. We provide you the choice between different
print materials depending on the style you want to achieve.
Read bellow for more information about each material.