Beethoven Fries - Die Leiden der schwachen Menschheit
Beethoven Frieze - The Suffering of Weak Mankind
The Beethoven Frieze is a painting by Gustav Klimt.
Trivia Because of the frieze's fame and popularity, it was made the main motif of one of the most famous collectors' coins: the Austrian 100 euro Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Austria)#2004 coinage|The Secession Coin, minted on November 10, 2004. The reverse side features a small portion of the frieze. The extract from the painting features three figures: a knight in armor representing “Armored Strength”, one woman in the background symbolizing “Ambition” holding up a wreath of victory and a second woman representing “Sympathy” with lowered head and clasped hands.