inge prader brings gustav klimt paintings to life using models and props
 
inge prader brings gustav klimt paintings to life using models and props
nov 17, 2015

inge prader brings gustav klimt paintings to life using models and props

inge prader brings gustav klimt paintings to life using models and props
image © life ball / inge prader

 

 

 

for the stylebible of this year’s life ball in vienna — an annual AIDS charity event — photographer inge prader has recreated the impression of the vienna secession by bringing the painted personages of gustav klimt to life. 

 

carefully posed models and intricately crafted props duplicate some of klimt’s most iconic masterworks like ‘death and life’ and ‘beethoven frieze’, mirroring the gold hued, highly decorative and erotic aesthetic the austrian artist became best known for. richly ornamented costumes clothing warriors and women alike are situated alongside semi-nude figures and set against detailed mosaic backdrops, projecting paradise-like conditions that truly characterize klimt’s ‘golden phase’.

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recreation of klimt’s ‘death and life’ 
image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of ‘beethoven frieze’ detail
image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of a gustav klimt painting by inge prader
image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of a gustav klimt painting by inge prader
image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of ‘beethoven frieze’ detail
image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of ‘beethoven frieze’ detail
image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of ‘medicine’
image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of a gustav klimt painting by inge prader
image © life ball / inge prader

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image © life ball / inge prader

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recreation of ‘danae’ by inge prader
image © life ball / inge prader

  • Absolutely Stunning

    Leonard Meredith
  • I’d love to see this taken the next step and through video these figures start to move

    dbkii
  • Incredible!

    Natalie von Rotsburg
  • This is stunning and I love it… but Danae was WAY thicker in the thighs, god bless him.

    Allison Steele
  • Definitely Amazing!.. truly inspiring Job! Congratulations

    luisEfe80
  • Absolutely fantastic pictorials. The detail is phenomenal, the models are fantastic, and the art direction is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Berla Bowlby
  • I adore Klimt and lextur on his art. You have a great imagination and I congratulate you on fabulous works. Love and light Rona Kruger

    RONA KRUGER
  • Being one of my favourite painters can only be enthusiastic about this project !!! Fantastic idea !! Love it!!

    Francesco monno
  • I really love this work being a huge Klimt fan !!! It’s amazing !

    Pascal De Aguiar
  • Dear Artist Inge Prader, the models and art designers; Congratulations for your great and passionate theatrical photographic project !!! Full of beauty and power!!!

    Michiko Totoki

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