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The Lady In Gold


Author : Anne-Marie O'Connor
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2012-02-07

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The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it. The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O’Connor, writer for The Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron. The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siècle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered “degenerate” in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine “nature”). The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her—simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper. And O’Connor writes of Klimt himself, son of a failed gold engraver, shunned by arts bureaucrats, called an artistic heretic in his time, a genius in ours. She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers’ grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele’s Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna’s Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution. The author writes of the painting, inspired by the Byzantine mosaics Klimt had studied in Italy, with their exotic symbols and swirls, the subject an idol in a golden shrine. We see how, sixty years after it was stolen by the Nazis, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer became the subject of a decade-long litigation between the Austrian government and the Bloch-Bauer heirs, how and why the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, and how the Court’s decision had profound ramifications in the art world. A riveting social history; an illuminating and haunting look at turn-of-the-century Vienna; a brilliant portrait of the evolution of a painter; a masterfully told tale of suspense. And at the heart of it, the Lady in Gold—the shimmering painting, and its equally irresistible subject, the fate of each forever intertwined.

Portrait Of Adele Bloch Bauer


Author : Sophie Lillie
language : en
Publisher: Neue Galerie New York
Release Date : 2009-02-01

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Few paintings have captured the public's imagination as thoroughly as Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the wife of a prominent Viennese sugar manufacturer. The suggestive, gold-leafed painting not only rendered Bloch-Bauer's irresistible beauty and sensuality; its intricate ornamentation and exotic motifs heralded the dawn of Modernity and a culture intent on radically forging a new identity. With this painting, Klimt created a secular icon that would come to stand for the aspirations of a whole generation in fin-de-si cle Vienna. But as synonymous as this famous model's likeness has become with Vienna's Golden Age, the real Adele Bloch-Bauer remained somewhat shielded from the public eye. Filled with well-chosen details, documentary photographs and historically related artworks, this singular, scholarly study attempts to reveal and honor the remarkable life and legacy of Adele Bloch-Bauer and her husband, Ferdinand Bloch, and their patronage of one of Austria's most radical forebears of Modernity.

The Lady In Gold


Author : Anne-Marie O'Connor
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2015

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Shares the dramatic and fantastical events that shaped the creation of the Austrian Symbolist painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the beautiful Viennese Jewish salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna and the painting's bizarre fate.

The Lady In Gold


Author : Anne Marie O'Connor
language : en
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release Date : 2012-01

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Shares the events that shaped the creation of the painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna, and the painting's fate.

Stolen Beauty


Author : Laurie Lico Albanese
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-02-07

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"From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this ... novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women [(Adele Bloch-Bauer and Maria Altmann)] and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings"--Dust jacket flap.

Gustav Klimt Notebook


Author : Shy Notebooks
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-05-08

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Gustav Klimt Notebook: Perfect for Taking Notes and Journaling! 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' is one of Gustav Klimt's masterpieces. The Austrian artist was a symbolist painter. His primary subject was the female body. Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He is especially known for the works he created in his 'Golden Phase', which received critical acclaim and also gained him financial success. This is your lucky day: with this compact college ruled notebook, you can now carry this amazing work of art with you at all times! This 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' notebook is ideal for taking notes, journaling and even doodles. It fits perfectly into your backpack. And, you're guaranteed to draw some admiring looks when you take it out! Buy This Notebook Now Notebook Details: Size: 6 x 9 inches Paper: 1⁄2 inch lined grid on white paper Pages: 100 off-white pages Cover: Beautiful matte 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' cover This stylish notebook is part of our Art Masterpieces series. Here at Shy Panda Notebooks, we go to the office each day with the intention of putting a smile on the face of our customers. We do our utmost best to create the most beautiful notebooks and journals. They are the perfect art gift for any occasion, for friends, children and family. Especially as: going-back-to-school gift, or Christmas gift So, are you ready to take notes in this beautiful artsy notebook? Take action now! Scroll to the top of this page and click the 'Buy Now' button.

Klimt S Women


Author : Gustav Klimt
language : en
Publisher: Dumont
Release Date : 2000

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Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was known for his paintings of women--from classic portraits to erotic drawings. In this first survey of Klimt's approach to the female form, readers can view samples of his work and learn how fundamental changes in the social structure at the turn of the century raised women's status on ideological and cultural levels. 220 bandw, 133 color illustrations.