Apple Tree II

size(cm): 40x40
Sale price£127 GBP


Gustav Klimt's Manzano II painting is a masterpiece of modern art that has captivated art lovers since its creation in 1912. This work is one of the most representative of the artistic style of Art Nouveau, also known as Modernism, which is characterized by the use of organic and curved forms, as well as by the incorporation of decorative and symbolic elements.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a female figure at the center of the work, surrounded by apple tree branches that intertwine in an intricate and graceful pattern. The female figure is depicted with a sensuality and beauty characteristic of Klimt's style, and her posture and gestures suggest a sense of mystery and enigma.

Color is another highlight of the Manzano II paint. Klimt used a rich, vibrant color palette, with gold and silver tones creating an effect of lightness and shimmer. The green and red tones of the apple tree branches contrast with the gold background, creating a sensation of depth and movement.

The history of the painting is also fascinating. It was commissioned by Austrian businessman Fritz Waerndorfer, who wanted a piece of art for his home that reflected his love of nature and feminine beauty. Klimt worked on the painting for several months, finishing it just before World War I.

But there are little-known aspects of painting that are also interesting. For example, the female figure in the painting is believed to be Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of Klimt's muses and one of the most beautiful women in Vienna at the time. Furthermore, Klimt is said to have used real gold leaf in the painting, giving it a unique shine and luminosity.

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