A brief history of one of art history's youngest, quietest stars.
Adele Bloch-Bauer, Gertha Loew, Mäda Primavesi -- the muses are all here!
Have you ever found yourself confiding in a friend on a Sunday morning in Central Park, only to be interrupted mid-sentence by her screaming "Cinnamon Teals in formation at 10 o' clock!"
Klimt once said that "art is a line around your thoughts." I love that quote. He might well have said art is a line around politics or can be -- especially since it can help us understand politicians like Donald Trump.
We often don't hear their names. But maybe we should.
Free the (shiny) nipple.
Every year, one of the fine art masters is raised up in popular consciousness with a film, and this year’s rendition was Gustav Klimt.
Here today; gone tomorrow. Summer subsides all too soon, it seems -- taking with it this year, a number of notable exhibits on temporary view in New York City. Interrupt your summer strolls to catch these shows due to be dismantled once the season changes.
Jane Coats Eckert and Dianne Wright are two women who found in each other that kind of friendship one reads about in great novels; friendship that spans miles, years and sharp corners turned when life demands it.
Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 All original images via Wikimedia Commons
In 1907, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt completed his masterpiece Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The painting, which contains actual gold leaf, became known as Woman in Gold. It was considered to be the Austrian Mona Lisa.
The critics seem to have had an agenda because their reviews reek of disappointment. I went with curiosity, but I honestly did not expect to be moved, having seen dozens of movies and documentaries about the Holocaust and read hundreds of books about it.
"The primary motivation was sort of indicating the truth of what had happened to her and telling the story," he said. "You
Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) ©Neue Galerie New York. Nine years ago, when cosmetics magnate and top collector
Does it matter that Woman in Gold, Simon Curtis' moving drama about a woman seeking the return of art the Nazis stole from her family 50 years earlier, seems stenciled from a familiar template?