Measures: 90 x 90 cm
Technique: Oil on canvas
Depository: Kunsthaus Zug, Stiftung Sammlung Kamm
During his summer retreat in Litzlberg on Lake Attersee, Klimt started his days at 6 o'clock with vast strolls in the woods. Locals called him a “Waldschrat” meaning somebody who lives in the woods on his own.
The neoimpressionistic and pointillistic dissolution of the trees, seen here for the first time within Klimt's oeuvre, leads to a limitation of space. To persuade the depth of the wood, trees are aligned on both sides of the painting and opening in a wood glade.