Poster - Gustav Klimt, Wasserschlangen II Gustav Klimt artlia
Poster - Gustav Klimt, Wasserschlangen II Gustav Klimt artlia
Poster - Gustav Klimt, Wasserschlangen II Gustav Klimt 70×100 cm artlia
Poster - Gustav Klimt, Wasserschlangen II Gustav Klimt artlia
Poster - Gustav Klimt, Wasserschlangen II Gustav Klimt artlia

Poster - Gustav Klimt, Water Snakes II

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Poster Gustav Klimt, Museum-quality Water Snakes II with vibrant prints on matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten up any environment.

• Paper thickness: 0.26 mm
• Paper weight: 189 gsm
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO Brightness: 104%
• 21cm×30cm posters are A4 size
• Paper sourced from Japan

Water Snakes II

Gustav Klimt's famous 1907 oil painting "Water Snakes II" is one of his masterpieces that expresses his distinctive artistic style and his exploration of the beauty of women. It is a continuation of the theme of "Water Snakes I" and deals with sensuality and same-sex relationships.

One of the main features of the painting is a group of water nymphs depicted on the canvas with a heightened sense of sensuality and desire. Two nymphs in the foreground are completely naked, while the other two in the upper right corner only show their heads. It is a mythological depiction, but some interpretations suggest that it represents a representation of a lesbian encounter.

The "Water Snakes II" are important not only because of their artistic expression, but also because of their historical context. During the turbulent period of World War II, the painting was owned by Jenny Steiner, but fell victim to Nazi confiscation and ended up in the possession of Gustav Ucicky, a Nazi filmmaker.

After the war, the painting resurfaced and hung on a wall in Ucicky's apartment in Vienna. In 2012, Ursula Ucicky, Gustav's widow, decided to sell the painting through the Sotheby's auction house. The sale required an agreement with Jenny Steiner's heirs, which resulted in the proceeds being used to establish the New Klimt Foundation.

The story takes a new turn with the "Bouvier affair". Yves Bouvier sold the painting to Dmitri Rybolovlev in 2013, manipulating the transaction and profiting immensely. The subsequent revelation led to litigation and lawsuits and made waves in the art world.

Today, "Water Snakes II" has changed hands again and is in the private collection of an unnamed Qatari princess or an Asian buyer. The painting, which has been exhibited in renowned museums such as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, continues to captivate art lovers and is a testament to Klimt's enduring artistic legacy.


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Museum-quality posters made on strong, durable, matte paper. Add wonderful accents to rooms and offices with posters that are guaranteed to brighten up any environment.

  • Paper thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)
  • Paper weight: 189 g /m²
  • Giclèe print quality
  • Opacity: 94%
  • ISO brightness: 104%
  • Raw material from Japan
Museum quality

Poster with frame

Make a statement in any room with this framed poster printed on thick, durable matte paper. The matte black frame adds an extra touch of class. 

  • Paper thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)
  • Paper weight: 189 g/m² (5.57 oz/yd²)
  • Black and white acacia wood frame.
  • Solid oak frame
  • Front protection film made of acrylite
  • Hanging fittings included
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Canvas pictures

This canvas print will make a statement in any room. It is hand-stretched on a canvas-cotton blend with a matte finish.

  • Hand stretched
  • 38 mm deep, hand-glued solid wood stretcher frame
  • Fade resistant (OBA free)
  • Matte finish coating
  • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton based
  • 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470 gsm
  • Includes mounting brackets
Museum quality

Framed canvas

The framed pine canvas has rubber pads on the corners, a pre-attached wall mount and a floating frame for effortless elegance.

• Pine frame
• Frame thickness: 3.18 cm (1.25″)
• Canvas fabric weight: 344 g/m² +/- 25g/m² (10.15 +/- 0.74 oz/yd²)
• Open back
• Rubber pads on rear corners
• Hanging fittings already attached

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