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Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of a Lady    Visual Arts

Started 2/6/20 by iHeartsMusic; 878 views.
Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

2/7/20

Beautiful painting!!! I wonder why was it hidden there and forgotten for so long?

Usually when someone steals a painting is to resell it under a blackmarket clientele! !

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Weasel (poptardo)

From: Weasel (poptardo)

2/7/20

WHAT AN INVESTMENT!!! smile

As it happens now they are going to sell the paNiting with a story and the prize of the paint is right there above the business dudes the real thieves!!

B0BBI3

From: B0BBI3

2/8/20

--- experts confirmed the painting was the prized Klimt, which had been stolen from the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi in Piacenza, Italy, almost 23 years ago, and that it is now valued around $60 million.

THIS IS CRAZY!!

I'm sure the artist was poor!

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funiki

From: funiki

2/10/20

I'm sure the artist was poor!

Often artist are extremely poor and get reckon after their death!

Berylline

From: Berylline

2/12/20

THAT IS A WONDERFUL STORY. scream

But why so expensive, who decides the price-up?

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heavn

From: heavn

2/12/20

Recent sales of Klimt's works have fetched up to $170 million. Oprah sold one that she had, to a buyer in China, for $150 million.

That is because Gustav Klimt had used (during his "Golden period") real gold and silver in his paintings. Guilding it on, along with using mother-of-pearl buttons, cut opaline glass buttons, stained glass set into metal, and small mirrored plates.

       


      

      

He received an award from an Emperor (of Austria), and high society women wanted their portraits done by him, even a Baroness. Lots of women wanted to have sexual relations with him. (He fathered 14 children.)

             

  Yet he shunned society and lived away from it all.  The ladies came to him to have their portraits done.  He received a lot of criticism for painting too erotically (lots of exposed female parts).

He wasn't poor as an artist, although he did start out very poor as a child- one of seven children.

I hope this was fun info. 

(One last interesting thing.) He was a character.Where he lived, as an adult,  he wore  just a robe. Nothing underneath, no underwear. I wonder if he had none as a child, and just got used to it?

Saw this thread on the room advertisements, and had to jump in. We have a copy of one of his paintings, "The  Kiss",  as our living room picture. It has been a conversation-starter.

     

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Quasuo

From: Quasuo

2/14/20

Astounding collection, and further more in real gold and silver!!!?  

heavn

From: heavn

2/14/20

Done like gold-leaf, I read that the gold was 5% copper.

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Quasuo

From: Quasuo

2/14/20

Whatever it might have been, it looks gorgeous!

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Dot_hoe

From: Dot_hoe

2/19/20

So darn BEAUTIFUL!!!! blush

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