DescriptionOur distinctive pin is adapted from the decorative Tree of Life motif in Klimt’s watercolor sketch (1909) for the dramatic frieze he designed for the Palais Soclet, a palatial private home in Brussels.
24K gold overlay. 1 1/4''L x 1 1/2''W.
- 24K gold overlay
- 1 1/4''L x 1 1/2''W
Art HistoryThe son of a Viennese engraver, the painter Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918) became a leader of the Sezession (Secession), an association of artists founded in 1897 to challenge the prevailing academic conservatism prevalent in turn-of-the-century Vienna. A late flourishing of the school of Symbolism, Klimt’s work displays a deep fascination with both the productive and destructive forces of female sexuality. His highly ornamental style reveals the close connection between Symbolism and parallel movements in the decorative arts, such as Art Nouveau.