Unmistakable in its style, this "Sleeping Danae" tapestry is based on the work of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). The Sleeping Danae by Klimt portrays a legendary figure of Danae, who was visited by Zeus in the form of golden shower after which she became pregnant. Klimt used the red or golden haired femme fatale on many occasions, to represent the ecstasy of love and here we see the golden haired lady sleeping, and river of gold as well as sumptuous reds and crimsons in forms and fish floating around her. The use of pattern and color in a florid fantasy like style is a hallmark of his work. Born in Baumgarten, Vienna, in Austria, he attended the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, and developed his style over this period. This contemporary art tapestry "Sleeping Danae - Klimt" is backed with a lining and has a tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are not included.