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Rug Shimmer Velvet Knight in Shining Armor

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Beethoven Frieze was painted by Klimt in 1902 for the 14th Vienna Secessionist exhibition, which was intended to be a celebration of the composer and featured a monumental polychrome sculpture by Max Klinger. Meant for the exhibition only, the frieze was painted directly on the walls with light materials. After the exhibition the painting was preserved, although it did not go on display again until 1986. The Beethoven Frieze is now on permanent display in the Vienna Secession Building.

The frieze illustrates human desire for happiness in a suffering and tempestuous world in which one contends not only with external evil forces but also with internal weaknesses. The viewer follows this journey of discovery in a stunning visual and linear fashion. It begins gently with the floating female Genii searching the Earth but soon follows the dark, sinister-looking storm-wind giant, Typhoeus.

In the first half of this evil vision, a gorilla portrays the giant, Typhoeus, personification of the typhoid which plague European cities, including Vienna, in the nineteenth century. The three gorgons, as exotic, tempting sirens, with gold snaking through their hair, were to reappear in the another controversial work by Klimt, Jurisprudence (1899-1907). Above them, crazed, wasted faces of death and syphilitic disease, also prevalent in Viennese society, stare down. Klimt plays with paradoxical themes of ugliness in beauty and death in love, and the work’s nudity, with explicit black pubic hair, re-incensed the Viennese establishment.

Our  team artist Vidisha Varshney she re creates the artwork based on The first group of figures that the floating figures meet are an upright nude woman and a similarly nude kneeling couple. According to the exhibition catalog, these three figures symbolize “Die Leiden der schwachen Menschheit” (The Suffering of Weak Mankind).

The “Suffering of Weak Mankind” group turns pleadingly towards a knight, the “Wohl Gerüsteten Starken” (Knight in Shining Armor), who stands before them. He is shown wearing medieval armor and carrying a mighty sword.

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Beethoven Frieze, 1902 by Gustav Klimt Re work by PWYS

 

PRINTED VELVET FABRIC TECHNIQUES

 Velvet Rug it is been using  sublimation printing to replicate on the dense pile.

It produces bright colours that are nicely detailed, even on top of the fuzzy velvet.

This velvet fabric is durable . It scores a 40k on the Martindale Rub Test, which certifies its strength. Printing on velvet fabric is UK made and woven in the EU.

strong fabric
woven in the UK

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

For routine cleaning and care Velvet should be gently brushed in the direction of the nap, lifting the pile with a fine bristle upholstery brush, vacuumed and then dusted with a soft cloth to remove any remaining fuzz

 

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Size

Med Oblong 128 x 150 cm, Med Square 128 x 128 cm, Medium rug 128 cm x 128 cm

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