A famed portrait of a lady in profile, holding a fan. The decorative background, with floating peacocks and flowers against gold, is a shining example of Gustav Klimt's masterful way with surface design. Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt's primary subject was the female body and his works are marked by a frank eroticism.