Judith II (1909) by Gustav Klimt

Judith II - Klimt, Gustav - 1909 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleJudith II
ArtistGustav Klimt
Date1909
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions178 x 46 cm
Art MovementArt Nouveau
Current LocationCa' Pesaro (International Gallery of Modern Art), Venice, Italy
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About Judith II

One of Gustav Klimt’s most famous paintings is the 1909 symbolist Art Nouveau piece entitled “Judith II.” This painting can be found in the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna in Venice, Italy. In “Judith II,” Klimt artistically depicts the biblical character carrying a severed head in cubist style with colorful layers.

Klimt often incorporated biblical themes into his artwork while adding his own twist to them. In 1901, he created another painting called “Judith,” which combines cruelty and eroticism to create an inseparable entity. Known for his unique style, Klimt’s paintings have fetched some of the highest prices recorded for individual works of art.

The painting “Judith II” is a stunning example of Art Nouveau and symbolist art at its finest. The use of color and cubist style adds depth to the subject matter, making it stand out among other paintings from this era. Additionally, it showcases Klimt’s ability to transform traditional stories into artworks that are modern yet still retain their religious essence.

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