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German artist Gustav Klimt was the creator of art nouveau works. The roots come from the Vienna Secession group, created by the artist himself. The group was engaged in the publication of works by young painters who painted in unusual styles. The breadth of genres was the main direction in the work of the Vienna Secession. Naturalism, symbolism and realism are the styles that existed on the canvases of the creators.
An unusual work of this genre was the painting “Hope”, but later a duplicate of a masterpiece called “Hope II” appeared. Two works shared a common symbolism that reflected the existence of life and death. The work “Hope II” was performed, in comparison with the previous work, in a slightly different format.
The image of a woman is shown in a sad manner, which is reflected on her face. The presence of patterned drawings on the clothes of Nadezhda gives a special look. The girl’s face on the hem of the dress testifies to inner anxiety and feelings. Life and death in the picture are present simultaneously, without deviating from the correct forms of painting.
The palette of colors is very bright, but the woman’s soul hurts. The artist qualitatively moves from a joyful image to a sad look. The presence of a skull on the stomach means an obstacle to happiness, and makes the viewer think about whether the baby will be born or not. Klimt specifically suggests the idea of death, so that everyone can feel the reality of a cruel world.
Criticism of the work of Gustav Klimt has broad opinions and ambitions. Many people know that the artist loved women. This is proved by numerous works with images of young girls.
Models with pleasure posed for the artist, they rejoiced at the mere presence next to the great painter. Gustav Klimt became an expensive artist, his eccentric style attracted connoisseurs of painting, and found a lot of buyers of his works.
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