Death and Life (1910-15) by Gustav Klimt


This piece of artwork is considered one of Gustav Klimt’s most important works, in which he used a bold composition to explore the cycle of human life. He first sketched it on paper as early as 1908 and then brought it to oil in 1910. When it was presented at the 1911 International Art Exhibition in Rome, Klimt was awarded the gold medal. However, for reasons unknown, he decided to fundamentally revise the work in 1915.

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Museum-quality prints

Museum-quality prints made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these prints that are sure to brighten any environment.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan

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Embrace the Cycle: Klimt’s Profound Meditation

Gustav Klimt’s “Death and Life” (1910-1915) is a striking and deeply symbolic portrayal of the eternal cycle between life and death. This artwork stands as a testament to Klimt’s fascination with existential themes, featuring vivid contrasts between the vibrant, life-filled group of figures and the ominous, cloaked representation of death. The painting is a powerful exploration of human existence, making it a compelling centerpiece for any art collection.

A Visual Dialogue Between Extremes

Klimt’s “Death and Life” captures a complex interplay of color, texture, and symbolism. The lively and colorful depiction of life contrasts starkly with the somber, draped figure of Death, which looms yet does not touch the group, symbolizing life’s vibrancy in the face of mortality. This artwork encourages contemplation on the juxtaposition of life’s joys and the inevitability of death, rendered through Klimt’s distinctive use of gold and ornate patterns.

Transform Spaces with Profound Art

Incorporating “Death and Life” into your decor not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your space but also introduces a profound narrative element. This painting is perfect for those who appreciate art that invites reflection and discussion, ideal for spaces where creativity and deep thinking are cherished. It’s a bold statement piece that adds a philosophical depth to any room, whether it’s a home office, a library, or a living area.






Living room, Bedroom, Study, Hallway


Symbolism – Art Nouveau, Modern Art


Women, Portrait

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