Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Woman in Golden --- Day 4/83

Walk: CPMC, Sundance Kabuki (Woman in Gold), Trader Joe's, Carpet Contractors
Distance: 6 miles



Hair.  Golden hair, that's the color of  Helen Mirren's in Woman in Gold.  another of her bravura performances.  As a friend texted me, "What can't she play?"  Here one could say her 'co-stars' are the holocaust and the most famous and beloved portrait in all of Austria  Image result for woman in gold helen mirren*
during the years of the movie.  Amazingly, with her great understatement, vitality and dignity Mirren is every bit the equal of both.  In Woman in Gold, Ciwt got to see Vienna, which she love and brush up on some art history, but it was Mirren who was most riveting. (Again, and always since first memorably encountering her in Prime Suspect). So too Klimt's portrait itself which is on perpetual view at the Neue Gallery in New York.  Like Mirren, no matter how many pictures, posters, postcards you see, nothing captures the actual presence of these stunning women. Take it from Ciwt who you might remember (accidentally) recently stood inches away from Adele Bloch-Bauer I. **

*Gustave Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907, 54"x54", Oil, silver and gold on canvas
**see CIWT Day 3/360


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