Details: This poster is of Danae, by Gustav Klimt. While imprisoned by her father, King of Argos in a tower of bronze, Danae was visited by Zeus, symbolized here as the golden rain flowing between her legs, apparent from the subject's face, she is very aroused by the golden stream. She is curled in a sumptuous royal purple veil which refers to her imperial lineage. Sometime after her celestial visitation she gave birth to a son, Perseus. Many other early portrayals of Danaë were often erotic
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. Klimt's primary subject was the female body and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. His works include The Kiss, Adele Bloch-Bauer, Judith and the Head of Holofernes, Avenue in Schlob Kammer Park, Danae, The Friends, The Virgins, Mada Primavesi, Mulher sentada, Tree of Life, Water Serpents, Beethoven Frienze, Apple Tree, Death and Life, and many others.