Klimt and The Women of Vienna’s Golden Age 1900-1918


Klimt and the Women of Viennas Golden Age 1900-1918 vonIt’s not hard getting art deco/nouveau fans like us to the Neue Galerie. Ronald Lauder’s museum is a jewel box. The current exhibition is 11 life-size portraits – including the $135 million movie-inspiring “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” — along with jewelry, decorative art and furniture of the period. Klimt’s portraits (all of women) depict the subject’s head and face realistically. The body and background are rendered more freely in other decorative styles, creating an allegorical image — and leading to scholarly essays of issues relating to women. We just looked … and melted.

The exhibit runs to January 16.

Ken Roman


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