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Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: Floating Genii

Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: Floating Genii
The yearning for happiness (symbolized by the floating female figures of the first panel).


Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: Suffering Humanity
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: Knight in Shining Armor
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: Suffering Humanity, Knight in Shining Armor
Suffering humanity (kneeling couple and girl standing behind them): their pleas to the knight in shining armor (the man in golden armor with a sword) as the external driving force, compassion and ambition (the female figures behind the knight) as internal motivation moving him to take up the fight for happiness.


 
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