Gustav Klimt:
Picture "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907), framed
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Picture "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907), framed
Gustav Klimt:
Picture "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | numbered | certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 80 x 80 cm

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Picture "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907), framed
Gustav Klimt: Picture "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907), framed

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Picture "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907), framed

"It is the highest sum ever paid for a painting", reported the New York Times excitedly in June 2006. For the record sum of 135 million dollars, the cosmetics manufacturer Ronald Lauder acquired Gustav Klimt's famous oil painting "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" - also known as "Golden Adele" - for the New Gallery in Manhattan, New York.

The icon of Art Nouveau once hung in Vienna's Belvedere City Palace as an inalienable Austrian cultural heritage with the "Kiss" and other masterpieces by Viennese master Gustav Klimt. After years of litigation, it has now been returned to the descendants of the original owners.
This was the first time such a high-profile Klimt painting had come onto the art market - and it immediately eclipsed the then-highest price of $104.1 million for a Picasso painting.

Original: New Gallery, New York.
Reproduced using the Fine Art Giclée process directly onto 100% cotton artist's canvas and mounted on a stretcher frame for a brilliant, authentic reproduction. The handmade real wood framing completes the noble appearance. The edition is limited to 499 copies and individually numbered on the certificate on the back. Size 80 x 80 cm. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

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Portrait of the artist Gustav Klimt

About Gustav Klimt

1862-1918, Austrian painter, a famous representative of Viennese Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was already a renowned artist, influencing the Art Nouveau style of Vienna's famous Ringstrasse with his murals and co-founding the Vienna Secession, when he created his "Golden Style". Inspired by the Byzantine mosaics, he inserted ornamental colour surfaces into a golden bed just like encased gemstones. With his visual art, Klimt describes the path of life of human beings who, negatively influenced by instincts, find their redemption in the kiss. The depictions of the body convey a subtle eroticism, although their figures dissolve into ornamental and geometric colour surfaces. He utilized this method not only for his depictions of couples but also for his portraits of rich women and landscape paintings. This two-dimensional style is today the epitome of Klimt's intensely coloured art, which, however, only characterises his work from 1905 onwards.

Klimt was not only adept at gold and opulence but was also a brilliant draughtsman. He produced numerous drawings in the course of his life. Mostly as preliminary studies for larger works.

As a son of an engraver, Klimt learned his craft at Vienna‘s School of Applied Arts. While still seeking to find his own artistic style, his early work is based on historicism especially influenced by Hans Makart, the artist Prince of the Habsburg monarchy in the late 19th century. Together with his brother Ernst and Franz Matsch, the three young painters formed an artistic community and received numerous commissions to design new buildings on Vienna's Ringstrasse. The staircases of Vienna's Burgtheater or the Museum of Fine Arts bear witness to the historicist style of this collaborative team.

In the late 1890s, like so many young and open-minded artists of the fin de siècle, Gustav Klimt abandoned the academic tradition. In 1897, together with other artists, he founded the "Wiener Secession", which he presided over as president until his resignation in 1905. To this day, the Secession's exhibition building remains a place and temple for new young art.

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