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Gustav Klimt Judith - Modgy Expandable Vase
Gustav Klimt Judith - Modgy Expandable Vase
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Gustav Klimt Judith - Modgy Expandable Vase

Modgy Expandable flower vases do everything a glass vase does except collect dust, chip or smash. Available in a variety of designs, Modgy plastic vases are durable and stable enough to hold a flower bouquet. Modgy vases are collapsible and economical, making it easy to keep a variety of colors and patterns tucked away for any occasion as they fold completely flat. This also makes them ideal for posting as a gift to a far flung friend or relative.

Gustav Klimt (Vienna, 1862-1918) was a symbolist painter and the leader of the avant-garde Vienna Secession movement, which actively rebelled against the moralistic Victorian ethos of the day.

One of the earliest pieces in what became known as his Golden Phase, Judith and the Head of Holofernes, includes motifs adorned with gold leaf and a custom frame created by his brother. Scandalous in its day, Judith is portrayed as a femme fatale looking down at the viewer in triumph as her fingers entwine with the hair of Holofernes’s severed head.

Klimt’s fascination with adding gold leaf to painting had only begun with this work. A visit to Italy in 1903 to view the Byzantine mosaics at the Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna was inspirational to the artist. All the glittering gold and silver surfaces, flat pattern, and abstract human forms informed his most famous paintings to come, including The Kiss.