The tree of life signifies the connection between heaven, earth, and the underworld.
Gustav Klimt used oil painting techniques with gold paint to create luxurious art pieces during that time.
The swirling branches create mythical symbolism, suggesting the perpetuity of life.
The branches reaches for the sky while the roots spreading deep into the earth creates a connection between heaven and earth, a metaphor often used to explain the concept of the tree of life in many religions.
Some say the tree reaching for the sky is a symbol of man's perpetual yearning for becoming more, yet his roots are still bound to the earth.