Danae

Danae
1907 (90 Kb); Private collection, GrazDanae, seemingly underwater, thighs drawn up. Gold and silver
seminal flow rising between her legs. Very erotic.The legend concerns her mating with Zeus in
the form of a gold shower, to conceive Perseus, which is
depicted here.  The eroticism is highly intentional:
the red hair, etc. The small black rectangle is Klimt's
reduction of maleness to an abstract symbol.

Danae 1907 (90 Kb); Private collection, GrazDanae, seemingly underwater, thighs drawn up. Gold and silver seminal flow rising between her legs. Very erotic.The legend concerns her mating with Zeus in the form of a gold shower, to conceive Perseus, which is depicted here. The eroticism is highly intentional: the red hair, etc. The small black rectangle is Klimt's reduction of maleness to an abstract symbol.