Klimt was commissioned to decorate the Great Hall ceiling at the University of Vienna with three paintings. The gold, the flowers, the gently undulating figure of a red-haired and pink woman being embraced and kissed by an angular and darker man – what’s not to like? They seem to invoke primal thoughts and motives and I like that they are in black and white so the viewer can focus more on what is in the painting than just the painting itself. Jurisprudence by Klimt 1899-1907 Jurisprudence, is described as “psycho-sexual” (3), referring to Freud’s theory on libido. Change ), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt, http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=23283, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klimt_University_of_Vienna_Ceiling_Paintings. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Upon presenting his paintings, Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence, Klimt came under attack for 'pornography' and 'perverted excess' in the paintings. Good job matching your factual claims to cited sources. Female students that is. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. She commands such power and I find her the most arousing element of the drawing. Even though I know they are black and white sketches, I could easily suggest that these images have been edited in order to create deception and grandeur. Three: Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence. ( Log Out /  This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I think the assignment requirements were all met, and you also gave a nice history behind the artwork you posted. She delivers and carries, transforms and transmutes. Emerging below, a figure of light: knowledge” (4). Your analysis of the painting is succinct and your sources are well cited. I agree with you that some of the pieces are confusing but the mystery of the pieces keeps them intereseting. Inadvertently creating public outcry, Gustav Klimt painted these three masterpieces. Change ). This first mural was presented in 1900. The Jurisprudence is a collection of a series of paintings created by Gustav Klimt for the ceiling of the University of Vienna's Great Hall between 1900 - 1907. You did a good job of making the post flow too, which is hard to do when analyzing three different pieces. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. “Death and Life” is mesmerizing, it’s 2m x 2m but feels like five times that.). méd. Acclaimed for his interior and theater decorating work, he won many award, pioneered artistic groups and achieved fame. To please many is bad”. To view larger images of Klimt’s three black and white drawings, click on link below and scroll down: http://hoocher.com/Gustav_Klimt/Gustav_Klimt.htm, (1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt, (2) http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=23283, (4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klimt_University_of_Vienna_Ceiling_Paintings, (5) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monochrome. Emerging below, a figure of light: knowledge.” Made in 1900 and destroyed in 1945. Three females representing truth, justice and law are circled around a condemned man and are represented as Eumenides, Greek gods of vengeance. However, the main problem of Klimt’s paintings was not the nudes but the portrayal of the sciences. 20th Century Art on Science: Gustav Klimt on Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence, View Vicki Doronina’s profile on Pinterest, View Victoria Doronina’s profile on LinkedIn, Book Hub - beware of freeloader vanity press, 20th Century Art on Science: Gustav Klimt on Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence, 18th Century Art on Science: Joseph Wright's "Alchemist discovering phosphorus", 17th Century Art on Medicine: The Candlelight Master, Penis size interacts with body shape and height to influence male attractiveness, Book review: “Cold Comfort Farm” by Stella Gibbons. ( Log Out /  Learn how your comment data is processed. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I like how instead of choosing one piece to do your analysis on, you chose a series of pieces. At the eighteenth Secession exhibition, Klimt showed the last of his three University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings, Jurisprudence. He was instructed to present three black and white images of his paintings and was given complete freedom to illustrate complex characters, events and concepts.