Gustav Klimt - Nuda Veritas 1899

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Nuda Veritas 1899

Nuda Veritas 1899
240x64cm oil/canvas
Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria

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Nuda Veritas defined Klimt bid to further "shake up" the establishment. The starkly naked red-headed woman holds the mirror of truth, while above her is a quotation by Friedrich Schiller in stylized lettering, "If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please only a few. To please many is bad."