The Embrace is an Italian jacquard wall tapestry portraying the work of Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918). Austrian-born Klimt wasn’t always appreciated for his inventive and symbolic style. The subjects of his paintings were considered controversial at the time because of their erotic nature. Since then, the world has largely changed its view on Klimt. His artistic style carries plenty of immediate visual appeal with it, but the added symbolism gives viewers plenty of reason to analyze his works with more care and depth.