The painting will not be displayed at the exhibition of international art of the 20th and 21st century until February 2018.
The painting Virgin (1913) by Gustav Klimt is currently in the restoration studios of the National Gallery in Prague. Between October 14, 2017 and January 28, 2018, it will be loaned to the exhibition “Gustav Klimt – August Rodin: A Turning Point” to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in the U.S.
The Art Nouveau painting elaborating the traditional theme of the relationship between beauty and transience, youth and death, glorification of young life and the phenomenon of the woman’s existence was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1913. The “femme fatale” that was known in his work around 1910 is replaced with the young girl’s dreamy sensuality. The innocent body is a symbolic poetic translation of the price of life with its many meanings, depth and productivity. The masterful drawing is combined with stylized planary abbreviation. This artwork has a special place in Klimt’s oeuvre as well as the National Gallery in Prague.