Gustav Klimt

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.
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