Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer by Gustav Klimt (hand-painted reproduction)
Our artists create HAND-PAINTED REPRODUCTIONS of the "Old World Masters" like Gustav Klimt. (Oil painting on a stretched linen canvas)
The influence of Egyptian art on Klimt is undoubtedly at work in this portrait of the wife of the industrialist Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. He twice commissioned Klimt to paint a portrait of Adele. This painting, made at the height of Klimt's career, prompted critics to coin the phrase 'Mehr Blech wie Bloch', a pun meaning more brass (i.e., money) than Bloch.
The portrait is notable for the mix of naturalism, in the painting of the face and hands, and the ornamental decoration used for the dress, chair and background.