Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) produced a variety of works, many of which focused on erotic portrayals of the female body. Photographer Inge Prader recreated several of his notable works in stunning photography using models, costumes and props.
Shown below is “Beethozen Frieze,” based on Richard Wagner’s interpretation of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony as humanity’s search for happiness. The frieze depicts humankind struggling against insanity and sickness and vices to find eternal joy in art. Klimt’s frieze is above, Prader’s photo, focusing on a detail from the frieze, is below.
Check more of the photos here.