Studie zum knienden Männerakt der 'Schwachen Menschheit' im Beethovenfries 1902
Study for the kneeling male nude of the "Weak Mankind" in the Beethoven Frieze The Beethoven Frieze is a painting by Gustav Klimt.
Description In 1902, Klimt painted the Beethoven Frieze for the 14th Vienna Secessionist exhibition, which was intended to be a celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven|the composer and featured a monumental polychrome sculpture by Max Klinger. Meant for the exhibition only, the frieze was painted directly on the walls with light materials. After the exhibition the painting was preserved, although it did not go on display again until 1986. The Beethoven Frieze is now on permanent display in the Vienna Secession hall (Austria)|Secession
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