||Klimt, Gustav [Austrian, 1862-1918]|
||Oil on Canvas|
||77 x 83 cm|
||Private Collection in Graz|
||Danae, seemingly underwater, with her thighs drawn up. Gold and silver seminal flow rising between her legs.|
The legend is about Danae mating with Zeus in the form of a gold shower to conceive Perseus ... all depicted here. The eroticism is intentional: red hair, etc. The small block rectangle is Klimt's way of reducing maleness to an abstract symbol.