Sunday, April 19, 2015

now I want to see the painting

We went to see this movie last night and really enjoyed it.
Helen Mirren is, as usual, just wonderful in the part of  Maria Altmann,
a Jewish woman trying to recover art stolen from her family by the Nazis during WWII.

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I  1907
The artist Gustav Klimt painted the portrait during his "Golden Phase" when he applied gold leaf to his work.  It was eventually purchased by Ronald Lauder for $135 million.

The portrait is stunning and the movie is a gem.

Now I'm looking forward to a trip to the Neue Galerie in NYC to see the art in person.
A great site for viewing Klimt paintings :

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