Inge Prader reimagines Gustav Klimt paintings using models and props

Photographer Inge Prader recreated some of Gustav Klimt’s most iconic paintings using body painted models and perfectly positioned props and sets in a photoshoot for Vienna’s Life Ball, an annual AIDS charity event in Vienna. Last year’s ball used gold as its overarching theme and took a great deal of inspiration from the Viennese Secessionist artist during his “Golden Phase” from 1899 through 1910.

Prader reproduced such famous works as Danaë, Death and Life, and The Beethoven Frieze, enlisting the help of over 50 professionals to complete the project. Bodypainting as well as fabric painting were provided by bodypainter Birgit Mörtl Design. Although the charity event was held a year ago, we wanted to revisit the works as they’ve lost none of their decadent beauty and luster in the time since. [h/t]inge inge1 inge2 inge3 inge4 inge5 inge6 inge7 inge8 inge9