A brief history of one of art history's youngest, quietest stars.
Adele Bloch-Bauer, Gertha Loew, Mäda Primavesi -- the muses are all here!
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.
Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus Unknown artist, Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses
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.
"I went into a private room with Maria and told her they agreed to arbitration and she said, 'You're crazy!,'" he explained
Schjeldahl has turned even more negative on Klimt as evidenced by a 2012 column in The New Yorker, titled "Changing My Mind