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Nine Cartoons for the Execution of a Frieze for the Dining Room of Stoclet House in Brussels: Part 2, Expectation (Dancer)

Gustav Klimt1910–1911

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Vienna, Austria

Expectation, also called “The Dancer“, forms the conclusion of the Tree of Life, just like Fulfillment on the opposite side. For the figure of “The Dancer”, Klimt was strongly influenced by the protagonists of Modern Dance, such as Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, or her Viennese counterpart Grete Wiesenthal. He also obviously borrows inspiration from Egyptian portrayals: apart from her upper body, which is shown en face, the dancer is seen from the side.
Her oriental hand posture emphasizes the decorative headdress which, just as her bracelet, resembles designs of the Wiener Werkstätte.

Details

  • Title: Nine Cartoons for the Execution of a Frieze for the Dining Room of Stoclet House in Brussels: Part 2, Expectation (Dancer)
  • Creator: Gustav Klimt
  • Date Created: 1910–1911
  • Location: Vienna and Kammerl am Attersee
  • Subject Keywords: Library and Works on Paper
  • External Link: MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
  • Material and Technology: Chalk, pencil, gouache, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, transparent paper, draft paper
  • Inventory Number: MAL 226-2
  • Dimensions: 200 x 102 cm
  • Artist: Gustav Klimt

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