Art Forms

Watch How Inge Prader Brought Klimt’s Masterpieces To Life

Zuzanna Stańska 21 July 2017 min Read

Golden phase of Gustav Klimt’s art brought to this world one of the most characteristic pieces of art in history. In 2015, the photographer Inge Prader, on the occasion of the life ball in Vienna, the annual AIDS charity event, has recreated the impression of the Vienna Secession by bringing the painted personages of Gustav Klimt to life.

Posed models presented on backgrounds full of gold and decorativeness duplicate some of Klimt’s most iconic masterworks like ‘Death and Life’ and ‘Beethoven Frieze’. Richly ornamented costumes clothing warriors and women alike are situated alongside semi-nude figures and set against detailed mosaic backdrops, projecting paradise-like conditions.

What do you think about them?

Danae

Recreation of ‘Danae’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘Danae’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Gustav Klimt, Danae (1907) Galerie Würthle
Gustav Klimt, Danae (1907) Galerie Würthle

The Beethoven Frieze

Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze (1902) Vienna Secession Building
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze (1902) Vienna Secession Building
Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘‘Beethoven Frieze’ detail by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader

Death and Life

Recreation of ‘‘Death and Life’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘‘Death and Life’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (1916).
Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (1916), Leopold Museum

Medicine

Recreation of ‘Medicine’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
Recreation of ‘Medicine’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader
University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings (Medicine), detail showing Hygieia, 1900 - 1907 (destroyed during II World War)
University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings (Medicine), detail showing Hygieia, 1900 – 1907 (destroyed during II World War)

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