Our Art / Gustav Klimt / Baby (Cradle)

Enjoy Baby (Cradle) by Gustav Klimt and hundreds more 4K artworks with the Depict Experience.
Baby (Cradle) by Gustav Klimt on the Depict FrameBaby (Cradle) by Gustav Klimt
Baby (Cradle) by Gustav Klimt

Baby (Cradle), 1917

Gustav Klimt

This portrait of a baby covered by a psychedelic swirl of blankets represented a new format for the artist; most of his other portraits from this period show the subject standing. Painting a baby lying in its cradle allowed Klimt to experiment with a totally new composition. Within the rectangular format is a large triangle, with the baby's head at its apex. The baby's cover is a mass of pattern, in which the artist lets his inventive genius fly, with flowers, spirals, zigzags and rainbow-like arches of contrasting hues. He juxtaposes contrasting colors: orange next to blue, red next to green and yellow alongside purple.

From the Playlist
National Gallery of Art
Sign up for our newsletter to stay current on new artworks, upcoming art shows, and more!
© 2021, Depict