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The Performance: Sold 


The Performance

  • This painting is inspired by one of Gustav Klimt’s (1862-1918) symbolic paintings, Expectation (originally named The Dancer). Klimt's work dealt with the use of gold, surface decorations with vivid patterns, colors, and shapes, and themes that is of interest to people like love, sexuality and sensuality.


    In my painting, The Performance, I aimed to bring together my idea of setting a stage with the dancer who is ready to perform highlighting Klimt's symbolism with the use of gold leaf, glass mosaic, surface patterns and decorations quite like to his painting Expectation (originally named The Dancer).


    About Klimt's painting Expectation (originally named The Dancer) 

    Stoclet Palais Frieze (1904-1911) is the final masterpiece in the art of Gustav Klimt. The Palace was a combination of architecture and interior design in the city of Brussels. The millionaire Baron Adolph Stoclet commissioned Klimt to decorate the palace dining room. On the long walls of the dining room Klimt created the huge swirling image of the tree of life. On the other walls he created two symbolic images, Expectation (originally named The Dancer) and Fulfillment (originally named Embrace). Klimt worked in the medium of mosaic and it was a huge ambitious project that took him nearly 6 years to complete.



    Mixed Media on cradle hardboard


    Image Size 

    8 inches W x 8 inches  L x 2 inches D


    The artwork is original and signed by Vidya Shyamsundar. The painting is varnished for protection, wired, and ready to hang.  The 2" deep side is painted black on all four sides. No framing required. The information about the artwork is labeled on the reverse.


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