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Gustav Klimt

Kindred Spirits: Hunt Slonem and Carmelo Blandino

Kimann Schultz | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

Jane Coats Eckert and Dianne Wright are two women who found in each other that kind of friendship one reads about in great novels; friendship that spans miles, years and sharp corners turned when life demands it.

A Brief History Of Classic Artworks That Are Way More Erotic Than You Remember

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts

Hi, it's your resident art journalist here, letting you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it's even dirtier than you remember. Bef...

Classic Artwork Censored To Accommodate Fox 5

Fusion | Molly Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers (1955) sold at auction for a record-breaking $179 million on Monday. In reporting this story, NYC affiliat...

Woman In Gold' Director Simon Curtis Shares Insight About His Film

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In 1907, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt completed his masterpiece Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The painting, which contains actual gold leaf, became known as Woman in Gold. It was considered to be the Austrian Mona Lisa.

Ignore the Critics! Woman in Gold Shines Brightly

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Lev Raphael

The critics seem to have had an agenda because their reviews reek of disappointment. I went with curiosity, but I honestly did not expect to be moved, having seen dozens of movies and documentaries about the Holocaust and read hundreds of books about it.

Lauren Duca

The Haunting Story Behind Austria's 'Mona Lisa'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts

A visitor at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art views the painting titled "Adele Bloch-Bauer I," April 4, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ric Fran...

How Checkbook Art History Elevated Gustav Klimt To The $100 Million Club

artnet | artnet News | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Eileen Kinsella Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) ©Neue Galerie New York. Nine...

Movie Review: Woman in Gold -- The Art of Justice

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Does it matter that Woman in Gold, Simon Curtis' moving drama about a woman seeking the return of art the Nazis stole from her family 50 years earlier, seems stenciled from a familiar template?

Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold: How German Was It?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The restitution of Klimt's "Woman in Gold" to its rightful heir is a story of justice won, and a up-yours to Holocaust deniers and those who continue to enact violence against Jews and other peoples who value human life.

Best of Berlinale: A Conversation With Simon Curtis on Woman in Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his director's statement for the stunning new film Woman in Gold, which world premiered at this year's Berlinale as part of their Special Gala line-up, Simon Curtis writes "the film is about identity and asks the question, are you where you're from or where you are?"

An Unfinished Work By 'The Kiss' Artist Gustav Klimt Heads To America

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.27.2015 | Arts

Some of the world's most famous artworks are nomadic. They travel from one institution to another, borrowed and lent across museums so that art admire...

Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Just as Sigmund Freud upended and challenged the way society viewed the psyche and sexuality in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Schiele reached the same results with emotionally charged works that reflected his inner turmoil, desires, and fantasies.

Margaret Ouchida: Stories, Legends and Realms

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Art history, ecclesiastics, fabulism and a profound delight in materials conspire in the studio of Margaret Ouchida.

Richmond Burton: Variations on a Theme

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Any form of understanding -- whether musical, language based or visual -- is built on a foundation of repetition. Repetition concentrates the mind. But it is variation -- alteration -- that enlivens our consciousness and activates our imagination.

How Art Can Save a Life

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

As I sit here and write this, feeling scratched and worn -- a vinyl record that has seen better days -- I know all is not lost. I know I will wake up in the morning, make a cup of tea and sit at my studio desk.

Classic Art Has Never Been So Dirty (NSFW)

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

We're here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: It's dirtier than you remember. Before NSFW was an acronym thrown about on...

First Nighter: The Met's New "Die Fledermaus" Far Too Batty

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Die Fledermaus back again as the Metropolitan Opera's New Year's Eve gala confection? Directed by Jeremy Sams, who also supplied the revised lyrics, ...

Heirs Demand Return of Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze

Anne-Marie O'Connor | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Anne-Marie O'Connor

Before the war, Erich Lederer was a charming Vienna ladies man, a pillar of bohemian society who angled to meet Josephine Baker as Austrian church leaders were deeming her unfit for polite company--and told his family they had an unforgettable romance.

New Answers Coming to Light for Hidden-Away Klimt Paintings

Anne-Marie O'Connor | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts
Anne-Marie O'Connor

As George Clooney prepares to explore Nazi art theft in his upcoming film, The Monuments Men, a few answers about hidden-away Klimt paintings are finally coming to light.

Happy Birthday, Gustav Klimt!

Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

In honor of Gustav Klimt's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the 151s...

Iconic Painting Gets Remade In Syria

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam took the twittersphere by storm last week when he posted an image of Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" superimposed on the facade o...

A Dear John Letter to Painting

Tracey Harnish | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

You see, I was dipping into a little of that meditation on the million points of the physical with bits of light in the spaces between them, in my drawings, so I was easily seduced. Then came a period where it was all about me and critics be damned, I loved you Georgia O'Keeffe.

The Perfect Gift For Your Artsy Friend

Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

Can't figure out what to get your art history-loving partner this holiday season? Problem solved: Black Milk Clothing's fine art-inspired leg...

The Steamiest Kisses In Art History

Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts

Kissing -- the act of pressing one's lips against the surface of another object or person -- is a simple gesture acted out between lovers, a mother an...

Klimt Show at the Getty... and a Meal to Match!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On my last trip to New York, I dumped my bags at the hotel and grabbed a cab to the Neue Gallerie uptown. There I spent a delightful hour perusing their exciting collection... especially one painting, the legendary portrait, "Adele Bloch-Bauer I."