Gustav Klimt: Jurisprudence (Faculty painting)

Courtesy: Archive of the University of Vienna, picture archive Originator: Gustav Klimt (Foto: Franz Pflügl, 2007)

The painting by Gustav Klimt is one of four "Faculty paintings" commissioned by the University of Vienna to decorate the ceiling of the Great Hall. After massive public criticism of Klimt's representation, the artist bought back the paintings that remained private until their destruction in 1945.

Kurt MÜHLBERGER, Palace of Knowledge, Wien 2008, 130-139.


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