Danae
Gustav Klimt.

women from Classical myth seduced by the god Jupiter. The sleeping figure of Danae coils up to meet a fall of golden rain that symbolizes Jupiter. The drawings for the painting is more voyeuristic than the finished works.

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The drawings for the painting is more voyeuristic than the finished works.
Klimt asked his models to pose in these revealing positions and drew them with simple, clear outlines.
The ornament and rich colouring of the painted versions serve to distract the viewer's attention slightly from the exposed pose of the women.

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