The artwork entitled Fulfillment was completed in 1909 and is one of nine pieces created for a series of the Stoclet Palace frieze. Klimt didn’t produce many landscapes during his famous Golden Era phase, making this piece one of a kind, as well as being known as his last notable mosaic piece. Josef Hoffmann was the acclaimed architect responsible for the palace, which was built between 1905 and 1911 and eventually became known as the most important piece of the Jugendstil era and the Art Nouveau movement. This construction became known as a beacon for the Vienna Secessionists.
Many distinguished artists participated in decorating the interior of the palace and, naturally, Klimt was one of them. The Austrian artist was responsible for the dining hall in which he ornamented the long walls with large mosaics representing trees and many other figures. Klimt used expensive materials like ceramics, jewels, mother-of-pearl, metals, among others to complete the series of mosaics. The artist conducted extensive research to gather references for the series, especially concerning Indian art and overall Oriental art - Stoclet’s personal interest. He was able to gather this information from various historical periods and blend with his Symbolists style to make a masterpiece.
Two big pieces that run along the long walls of the dining hall are nearly identical, and its main motif is an enormous tree with curly branches that run along the compositing, texturing the bright yellow background with golden spirals. At the end of these branches, there are some figures. Fulfillment is the last figure on the sequence and shows a couple embracing in a loving hug.
As characteristic of this period of Klimt’s productions, the Golden Era, there is the presence of gold and strong symbolism on each of the parts of the mosaic. When it was finished, the collection became the emblem of the Vienna Secession movement and ideals.
The most noticeable characteristic from this piece is the patterns, present both in the figures and on the background. The man is holding the woman, and we can only see his back and the intricate robe that runs down his back. We can see a minor part of the woman’s body, her face and her right arm coming from underneath the man’s hug.
The man has brown hair that contrasts with the woman’s ginger hair and pale skin. The man’s robe is ornamented with geometrical patterns and shapes that allude to rocks, birds, eyes, stars among other shapes. The dominant colors are red and brown. The whole mosaic is set on warm earthy tones. The woman’s robe is detailed, and the geometrical patterns drawn are smaller and more intricate. The colors are vibrant, and it is drawn in tones of green, yellow and gold. The woman has a wistful complexion.
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