Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Adele Bloch-Bauer

And here is the man himself. Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is the main exponent of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. Of course, everyonw knows the Kiss to the extent that other works tend to be forgotten by many members of the public,even though the exmaple above, the 1907 portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was purchased in 2006 for the Neue Galerie in New York by Ronald Lauder for a reported US $135 million. More on Klimt in the wikipedia article linked to below.