“Woman in Gold” is a gripping biographical drama with interest for lovers: lovers of art (Klimt at his best); lovers of history (WWII art heists by the Germans); and lovers of justice (stolen art is valiantly fought for and reclaimed)! Lovers of travel will enjoy scenes in Vienna, past and present. Enjoy my Arm Chair Travel Film Discussion on this blog.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve selected Klimt’s famous painting, The Kiss” to represent this day we set aside to show love for those close to us: family, friends and lovers. For discussion on this life-size, golden art and the famous artist, check out this week’s blog.
Golden Autumn! Golden Art! Much like the golden colors carpeting our Minnesota lawns and landscapes this time of year, Gustaf Klimt shares the blazing reds, ambers and golds to remind us of autumn. His “Birch Trees,” though void of people, share the luminous golds present in his more famous oil paintings: “The Kiss” and “Woman in Gold” with its colorful history, having been stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and on which the 2015 film was based
Masks: to protect us–to hide our true identity–to present an image? The artist’s message in this painting is an indictment of immorality of modern life in 1889. I would add that indictment is also for 2020. (James Ensor “Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1899”)