Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tastes Change --- Day 12/7

Walk: BIG Storm so no

Distance: Yoga

Gustave Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, 1906, oil on canvas

Today: "A striking example of Klimt’s golden period, this elaborate Judgendstil portrait of a Viennese society lady was once the most expensive painting in the world. It is the Neue Galerie’s crown jewel—museum director RenĂ©e Price has likened its importance to the institution to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre."

1907: Klimt exhibited his portrait at the 1907 Mannheim International Art Show, alongside the Portrait of Fritza Riedler (1906). Many of the critics had negative reactions to the two paintings, describing them as "mosaic-like wall-grotesqueries", "bizarre", "absurdities" and "vulgarities".[

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