Ever wondered what some of your favorite paintings would look like in real life? Well, this photographer from Austria, named Inge Prader recreated selected iconic works from her compatriot Gustav Klimt and let me tell you that the results are stunning.
Klimt is mostly associated with the Art Nouveau style, that originated at around the turn of the 20th century. The aesthetic inspired many artists and architects, such as Barcelona’s Gaudi, to create ornate and rich works that reflected the optimism of the time. Pretty awesome, right?
Prader’s vivid recreations are also based on Klimt’s Golden Phase of 1899-1910 and this is evident in the luscious golden hues of the occasionally erotic scenes. Some models are often nude, surrounded by gold ornaments that bring out the warm decadence of the original paintings.
Now, the series of images that were taken for Life Ball,which is an annual event in Vienna, seeks to raise funds and to help fight HIV/AIDS.
If you ask for our opinion, we think that Igne Prader and her models did an amazing job of bringing two-dimensional paintings to life through modern photography. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments down below.