The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: The Beethoven Frieze

Life truly imitates art in this set of photos of models recreating some of Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings. The images were taken earlier this year for the Life Ball in Vienna, Europe's biggest charity fundraiser, which went "gold" in support of people with HIV or AIDS. "To awaken a spirit of optimism, liveliness and activity in every single person - that is the goal," it says at the event's website. Models were costumed and painted as an embodiment of Klimt, whose work featured primarily the female body marked by a frank eroticism, and found success in his later years for his mosaic-like "Golden Phase" paintings.

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