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The Gold Cavalier is an interesting experiment made during Gustav Klimt’s golden era where he used several different materials to compose the piece. Klimt learned the gold leaf technique with his father, who was a gold engraver and helped the artist master the engraving technique.
Shiny stones, metals, glass and metallic materials were used to create this precious aesthetics of a Medieval or Victorian era, that matches the theme of this painting.
A beautiful horse stands majestic permeating good part of the area of the size of the squared canvas. The dark horse has a long mane and tail and is adorned with a jeweled halter. The halter has a red probably leather headstall and detailed reins. The saddle is pitch black, contributing to the high contrast with the golden knight. The horse is portrayed in a realistic style also contrasting with the rest of the Art Nouveau style parts of the painting.
The protagonist of the piece is definitely the golden knight. He stands up on the saddle, holding a golden sword. He is portrayed entirely in a bright gold leaf with no texture or details that he stands out from everything in the painting, despite the large number of details, jewels, and metallic pieces.
The background is a classical Klimt. The bright green grass is spotted with specks of tiny flowers, creating a pattern. The lack of depth and use of symmetry are also very characteristic of his style. On top of the grass, another pattern with flower continues upwards. Larger flowers that merge into a more intricate pattern occupy the rest of the space of the background of the canvas, giving the scene and idea that the knight would be standing in front of a tall hedge. There is a gold string on the bottom, darker than the gold leaf used on the knight.
On the Golden Cavalier piece, it’s possible to observe influence of several moments of Klimt’s career, from the realistic murals he profoundly studied during the completion of his art course in Vienna, visible on the horse, to the peak of his career on the Art Nouveau golden era, on the shiny cavalier in bright armour. Because of pieces like this, Klimt was appointed one of the fathers of the Art Nouveau movement.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Gold Cavalier, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Gold Cavalier that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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