TREE OF LIFE – GOLDEN FIVE – GUSTAV KLIMT – 2018 $1 Pure Silver Coin – Mint of Poland – Niue
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Gustav Klimt gained fame thanks to a very decorative style; golden back- ground, elaborate ornaments and contrasted colors, the hallmark of his individual approach, were seen as the rebellion against the traditional art. Nonetheless, the academic circles of that time criticized his works of art as controversy. Today, the legacy of Gustav Klimt is still inspiring consecutive generations of artists.
The first element of the series depicts the “Tree of Life”, a symbolic master- piece, one of the most recognizable paintings in the artistic legacy of Gustav Klimt. The canvas showcases the richness and complexity of life allegorically depicted as a mighty tree. The figures standing on its sides protect the tree; they are female guardians of the humankind. Vibrantly growing branches allude to the complexity of the world, civilization and the way we live. A black bird standing against the entire composition heralds the end of each life, even the most beautiful one…
Material: Pure Silver (99.99%)
Condition: Proof with digital printing and amber insert
Weight: 17.5 grams
Diameter: 50 mm
Face Value: $1.00