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Gustav Klimt “FULFILMENT”
In my opinion, Klimt’s Kiss is certainly the most famous of his works. I grew up with these works of art, but for me “Fulfilment” is one of the most beautiful realisations of love. That’s why I chose it – quite simply. ENJOY IT 🙂 – Your LAKS
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The Stoclet Palace (French: Palais Stoclet, Dutch: Stocletpaleis) is a mansion in Brussels, Belgium. It was designed by the Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann for the Belgian financier Adolphe Stoclet. It was built between 1905 and 1911 in the Viennese Secession style and is located at 279-281 Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan in the Brussels commune of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. Considered Hoffman’s masterpiece, the residence is one of the most refined and luxurious private homes of the 20th century.
The sumptuous dining and music halls of the Stoclet Palace exemplify the theatrical spaces of the Gesamtkunstwerk, celebrating sight, sound and taste in a symphony of sensual harmonies inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner, from whom the concept originated. In his designs for the Palais Stoclet, Hoffmann paid particular attention to fashion and the Viennese identity of the new interior style. He even designed a dress for Madame Stoclet so that she would not clash with the furnishings of her living room, as was the case when she wore a French dress by Paul Poiret.
The mansion is owned by the Stoclet family and cannot be visited. Until recently, no outsiders, not even experts who helped with the restoration, were allowed to enter the building. The building was placed under protection by the Directorate of Monuments and Sites of the Brussels-Capital Region and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June 2009.
The Stoclet Palace was commissioned by Adolphe Stoclet (1871-1949), a wealthy Belgian financier and art collector. He chose the 35-year-old Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956), who was one of the founding members of the Vienna Secession, a radical group of designers and artists founded in 1897. Hoffmann turned away from the fashions and styles of the past and created a building that is an asymmetrical composition of rectangular blocks, emphasised by exaggerated lines and corners.
The austerity of the exterior is softened by ornate windows that break the eaves line, the conservatory on the roof and bronze sculptures by Franz Metzner depicting four naked men mounted on the tower above the staircase. Regimented, upright balustrades line the balconies, which are decorated with Art Nouveau ornaments.
The Palais Stoclet was the first residential project of the Wiener Werkstätte, which Hoffman had co-founded in 1903. Josef Hoffman and his colleagues designed every aspect of the villa, down to the door handles and lighting fixtures. The interior is as austere yet detailed as the exterior, with upright, geometrically coordinated furniture and minimal clutter. This was an avant-garde approach that presented a “reformed interior” where function dictated form. The interior is adorned with marble cladding and artworks, including large mosaic friezes by painter Gustav Klimt (designed by him and implemented on site by Leopold Forstner) and murals by Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel. The integration of architects, artists and craftsmen makes Stoclet Palace an example of a Gesamtkunstwerk, one of the characteristic features of Art Nouveau. Klimt’s designs for the dining room are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna.
The Stoclet Palace is located at 279-281 Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan in the municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre in Brussels. The building was designed to look like a stately city palace from the street. Seen from the rear garden, the Stoclet palace “with its rear façade sculpturally modelled by oriels, balconies and terraces, becomes a villa suburbana”, according to the architectural historian Annette Freytag, giving the Stoclet family a building that offered “all the advantages of a comfortable city villa and a country house at the same time”.
Adolphe Stoclet died in 1949, and the house was inherited by his daughter-in-law Annie Stoclet. After Annie’s death in 2002, the house was inherited by her four daughters. The Stoclet Palace has never been open to the public. According to press reports, the house is looked after by two caretakers, while there is disagreement between Stoclet’s four granddaughters about the future of the Stoclet Palace.
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