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Embossed card set: Gustav Klimt, Tree of Life

Embossed card set:  Gustav Klimt, Tree of Life


Embossed card set: Gustav Klimt, Tree of Life

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The decorative motifs employed on this card set are drawn from one of Gustav Klimt’s most famous works—the mosaic frieze that was installed in the dining room of the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. This building was the crowning achievement of Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte, and the collaboration with Hoffmann marked a turning point in Klimt’s career. One of the most prominent elements of the Stoclet frieze was the so-called “Tree of Life”—a reference to a utopian garden paradise untouched by death and disease. Klimt frequently included spirals and other geometric elements in his work. He also favored highly stylized elements of nature frequently interspersed with the “all-seeing eye,” demonstrating his careful study of ancient art and his skillful ability to employ centuries-old motifs in new guises for an entirely modern interpretation.

Greeting cards with artwork adapted from designs for the Palais Stoclet dining room Frieze I, 1910-11, by Gustav Klimt.

Notecard Box Set:
12 square embossed cards with envelopes
3 each of 4 images
4 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches

$19.95 $19.95