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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

[caption id="attachment_5669" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Recreation of ‘Danae’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader Recreation of ‘Danae’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5682" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Gustav Klimt, Danae (1907) Galerie Würthle Gustav Klimt, Danae (1907) Galerie Würthle[/caption]

The Beethoven Frieze

[caption id="attachment_5680" align="aligncenter" width="620"]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[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5681" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze (1902) Vienna Secession Building Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze (1902) Vienna Secession Building[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5678" align="aligncenter" width="620"]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[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5675" align="aligncenter" width="620"]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[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5674" align="aligncenter" width="620"]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[/caption]

Death and Life

[caption id="attachment_5673" align="aligncenter" width="620"]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[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5679" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (1916). Gustav Klimt, Death and Life (1916), Leopold Museum[/caption]

Medicine

[caption id="attachment_5670" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Recreation of ‘Medicine’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader Recreation of ‘Medicine’ by Inge Prader image © Life Ball / Inge Prader[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5683" align="aligncenter" width="620"]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)[/caption]

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