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Gustav Klimt

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve, Gustav Klimt
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Adam and Eve is a Symbolist and Art Nouveau Oil on Canvas Painting created by Gustav Klimt from 1917 to 1918. It lives at the Belvedere Palace and Museum, Vienna in Vienna. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Beauty, The Nude in Art and Adam and Eve. SourceDownload

One of Gustav Klimt’s final artworks, “Adam and Eve” is unfinished due to Klimt’s sudden death on February 6, 1918. Biblical themes were rare for Klimt, and while “Adam and Eve” does show the artist’s prioritization of the female form, Eve is blond — a departure from his typical dark-haired muses. The unmarked 173 x 60 cm painting was painted in oil on canvas, and now hangs in the Belvedere in Vienna.

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