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The Virgin

Gustav Klimt

The Virgin

Gustav Klimt
  • Date: 1913
  • Style: Art Nouveau (Modern)
  • Period: Late works
  • Genre: symbolic painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Dimensions: 190 x 200 cm
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The Maiden (Die Jungfrau) is a painting by the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt painted in year 1913. Currently it's stored in the National Gallery in Prague, [1]Czech Republic.

The abundance of the flowers in the painting symbolizes the evolution into womanhood. The painting depicts six women that are interlacing. Each woman represents particular life stage. The painting touches on various topics of human life, such as love, sexuality and regeneration that are depicted in cyclical shape.

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