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Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: The Hostile Forces

Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: The Hostile Forces
The hostile forces. The giant Typhoeus, against whom even the gods battle in vain (the monster with mother-of-pearl eyes extending across the entire front wall with his blue wings and snake-like appendages); his daughters, the three gorgons (the three women standing to the left of Typhoeus). Sickness, madness, death (the mask-like female heads above the gorgon heads).
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: Lasciviousness, Wantonness, Intemperance

Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze:
Lasciviousness, Wantonness, Intemperance
Lasciviousness, wantonness, intemperance (the group of three women to the right of Typhoeus. Intemperance wears a conspicuously ornamented blue skirt with applications of mother-of-pearl, bronze rings, etc.). Gnawing grief (the woman cowering on the right in the picture). The yearnings and desires of humankind fly past them.


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