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’.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

image © life ball / inge prader

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

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

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

    Francesco monno says:
  • 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 says:
  • 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 says:
  • Definitely Amazing!.. truly inspiring Job! Congratulations

    luisEfe80 says:
  • This is stunning and I love it… but Danae was WAY thicker in the thighs, god bless him.

  • Incredible!

    Natalie von Rotsburg says:
  • I’d love to see this taken the next step and through video these figures start to move

    dbkii says:
  • Absolutely Stunning

    Leonard Meredith says:
  • new fine art. good

  • A most inspiring journey I have just return from, yet remain inspired with your magnificent stimulating vision. Klimt’s works have always amazed me and I am certain he would be amazed to see these. I look forward to your new expressions!! Spectacular!!!

    Stephen Fountain says:
  • Will this be available as a book at all
    It is stupendous, thank you

    Anthony Ede Smith says:
  • amazing work !! A great admirer of Klimts work you cannot imagine the rapture and pleasure i derive from your wonderful work. Kudos to the entire team and those backstage !!!

    john says:
  • Stunning, Audacious, Captivating, Scintillating, Confident, Invigorating…..Gustav would have been proud!

    Dave Whyte says:
  • I love it, iTS amazing. Klimt in a new jacket!!!

    Emmy says:

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