FIRST LONG SIDE WALL NARROW WALL
Beethoven Frieze: Poetry
The yearning for happiness finds appeasement in poetry (the female figure with
the lyre). An empty segment in the frieze follows. This is where broad openings
in the wall revealed a view of the Beethoven stature in the 1902 exhibition.
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: The Arts
The arts lead us into an ideal realm, the only place where we can find pure joy,
pure happiness, pure love (the five women, of which the upper three point to the
last scene illustrating Schiller's Ode to Joy).
Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze:
Choir of Angels
Choir of angels in paradise. "Joy, thou gleaming spark divine. This kiss
to the whole world!" (concluding scene with women's choir and embracing couple).
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