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Disney Storylines that Should’ve Been Different

Peter Pan

We all love a classic like Peter Pan, but it wasn’t always suppose to be like we know it. At first, Disney animators wanted to make the whole story to go through Nana the dog’s eyes, plus to leave out John Darling completely. And that is not all; How do you feel about Peter Pan kidnapping Wendy so she could be a mother to Lost Boys? Yeap! This idea came up by Walt Disney himself. It is a children’s movie so this is some pretty dark stuff. In the end, Walt came to his sense and threw those ideas away, and made the classic we all know and love. He said:”We ought to get right into the story itself, where Peter Pan comes to the house to get his shadow. That is where the story picks up. How Peter came to be is really another story.”

The Lion King

King of the Beasts and King of the Kalahari were the first ideas for the name for this iconic movie back in the ’90s. The title was not the only thing that was different. Disney executive described the original script to be “more than a passing resemblance to an animated National Geographic special.” At first, Scar supposed to be a baboon and Rafiki a cheetah. The story, according to animators, was going to be about a war between baboons and lions. In the end, luckily, we were given a Hamlet of the desert.

Aladdin

Disney often has a weird habit of leaving out mothers from the story or in the “best” case, kill them off. In the first, original script, Aladdin had a mother character. But, that didn’t last long. Chairman at that moment was Jeffrey Katzenberg and he said:”Eighty-six the mother. The mom’s a zero.” Also, the fictional city of Agrabah wasn’t always the place where the story was set. It was supposed to be Baghdad until 1991 when the Gulf War started so Disney producers needed to change that.

Frozen

After almost 80 years of trying, Disney finally managed to make a movie out of Hans Christian Andersen’s story The Snow Queen. It wasn’t simple at all. Until 2008 the queen was using her powers to kill people, and the movie was pretty dark, especially for children. At first, Megan Mullally was supposed to be Elsa, but in the end, the physical inspiration was Bette Midler. The movie itself had nothing to do with sisters. The main story was about romance and it was showing Elsa as an unsympathetic villain. In 2012, director and screenwriter Jennifer Lee came up with the idea of how to revolutionize the story, so she made Anna and her relationship with her sister, Olaf as a fun sidekick and Hans as a villain.

Pocahontas

Flit and Meeko are Pocahontas’s sidekicks. They get along very well and are best friends. They were not alone in the original story because there was a third animal voiced by John Candy and it was a turkey, Redfeather. Flit and Meeko were left alone in 1994 when Candy died. Redfeather was left out and producers also muted Flit and Meeko who had voices at first.

Peter Pan
We all love a classic like Peter Pan, but it wasn’t always suppose to be like we know it. At first, Disney animators wanted to make the whole story to go through Nana the dog’s eyes, plus to leave out John Darling completely. And that is...

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What is Today’s Art and Can it be Defined?

Contemporary art is, we can say, art, that was created during our lives. Meaning that it evolves, based on how people blend with it, there are many types, styles, and forms of art today, but does all have a meaning?

“Modern” or “Contemporary” are only a synonyms for art. Sadly, in the world of art, these two forms describe two completely different moments of creations, and two separate concepts of art, bigger the difference, bigger the confusion. To fully understand the concept of Contemporary Art we should understand the difference of these two. The notion of Modern Art is usually related with arts emerged in between of 1860’s and 1970’s. During this period the art made successful experimentation and placed it past traditions aside. This new form of art and its freedom influenced by the inner views and expressions are making a great deal where the great changes and motives of Modern Art are questioned.

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With all the diversity and its challenging nature, the art today includes various combinations of materials, styles, and meanings that are opposing the essence of simple definition. Artist today are constantly exploring ideas of new forms of art, aiming to understand the art of their time. With the lack of ideology or labels, as often seen, sometimes it’s “evolving” too fast for the audience, with them wondering if they skipped anything. The “missing content” is usually important, and its variations off different views that actually help in developing different styles. This deviation of the dominant, previous definition only improves the ideas of Modern Art.

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Since it developed in the time of re-evaluations, experimentations, and with many questions, Contemporary Art sometimes misses the concept of shared idea, and the way of expressing. After this experiment, everything is so called art, according to all of this, followed by the upcoming trends, always questioning and expanding the idea of what else can be pronounced to art, to begin with. Contents of these works, are often not related to active social issues and are usually aiming to re-define the common values.

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So, what now..? Obviously, there is a feel like something crucial and dominant that defines it is missing, and the approach that these vary valuables have towards art is never-ending, so how should we separate the concept of Contemporary art and Modern Art? Modern Art refers to the past, and with these references, it attempts to understand current time, present. Contemporary art, is also aiming for that, but the present is “shape-shifting” itself, and it is hard to know, so the question like “What is Art?” is often repeated, and it is no wonder.

Making art which is the opposite of what viewers expected, and its artistic nature is of modern concept actually. Artists from all categories and areas are producing something relative to their predecessor’s creations, and are influenced by their own relative culture and time period.

Contemporary art is, we can say, art, that was created during our lives. Meaning that it evolves, based on how people blend with it, there are many types, styles, and forms of art today, but does all have a meaning?
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This Year’s Largest ‘Corso Zundert’ Flower Parade in Netherlands

Flower parades and festivals occur all over the world, but have you seen the ones held every year in Netherlands?

It’s called Corso Zundert by locals and ever since 1936, the colorful event is scheduled every year on the first Sunday of September. Teams complete with the best flower float of the year and the designs can reach several feet high and larger than typical trucks.

Mind you, this isn’t just any flower festival. Netherlands is known for its vast fields of flowers and their horticultural industry. Colorful tulip fields, daffodils, hyacinths, dahlias, you’ll never believe how colorful the world can be ‘til you see the whole country in full bloom season. Some say that the flower route in the Dutch country is a must in every traveler’s bucket list.

This year’s Corso Zunhert was held last September 4-5, 2016. Last year’s theme was inspired by Van Gogh in commemoration of his death anniversary. This year is even more dazzling and for all the 20 floats in the parade, millions of dahlias were used.

Colors range from orange, yellow, red, purple to other hues. The flower floats incorporate moving elements, effects, music, and some with marching bands. The teams surpassed expectations as designs ranged from mythical creatures, animals, abstract designs to human figures.

This one looks like a cathedral that morphed into a giant snail.

This year’s winner in Corso Zundert was the float depicting a huge captured dragon, designed by the team Tiggelaar. Everything in their float blended with the design, including the platform where the tied orange dragon sits. Even the team members or personnel around the float wore uniforms and hard hats as part of the whole exhibit. It looks like they capture the creature and they were transporting it to wherever the parade ends.

We’re asking same questions. Where did they get all those flowers? We’re there ever enough dahlias in the country for the whole event?

According to Corsozundert.nl, the building process of the floats begin months before the big parade. This is usually around May to June, and that’s usually the climax of the blooming season in spring. The flowers won’t last from those months to September, as they would wither in that long time. With that, the teams focus first on building the frame and other elements. The dahlias can only be placed on the floats a few days before the parade. Usually the busiest day is the Saturday before the parade as the team members complete the float for the big day.

The flower floats go around the street of Zundert village and there are judges during the parade. Afterwards, the winners are announced and prizes to the team who created the best float are awarded.

If you want to see more of the previous floats from last year’s Van Gogh theme, check out these photos.

If you want to see the parade next year, better schedule your trip to Netherlands in the first Sunday of September. For more info about the event, check their website here.

Flower parades and festivals occur all over the world, but have you seen the ones held every year in Netherlands?
It’s called Corso Zundert by locals and ever since 1936, the colorful event is scheduled every year on the first Sunday of September. Teams...

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Jared Leto Will Star in Andy Warhol Biopic

It’s official – Jared Leto have signed up for a new biopic film about Andy Warhol.

We can’t deny that Jared Leto’s portrayal of The Joker is outstanding. He has the ability to transform even in the craziest roles we’ve ever seen. He hit the spotlight in his role in the TV series My So-Called Life in 1994, and from there he’s been in several box office hits like The Thin Red Line, Fight Club, and most recently as the DC supervillain “The Joker”.

The Suicide Squad actor will also co-produce the film and will be working with Terence Winter and Michael de Luca in this project to show the world more about the legendary pop artist. Winter is a screenwriter who worked in The Wolf of Wallstreet and Sopranos. There are still no other details about the rest of the cast and the timeline.

Leto seems to be busy and booked these days with a lot of movie roles. He’s also working in a Blade Runner sequel with director Denis Villeneuve and actor Ryan Gosling.

This next biopic film will be based on the book Warhol: The Biography by author Victor Bokris. This was released two years after Warhol’s death in 1987. The part seems to perfect for Jared Leto, as he himself wanted to be an artist when he was young. He spoke about his love for art and has attended New York City’s School of Visual Arts. He was into painting and worked a lot in photography. Jared Leto also quoted Warhol once in an interview, saying ‘Labels are for cans, not people’.

Andy Warhol was openly gay during his time, and Jared Leto starred before in Dallas Buyers Club as a gay man dying in AIDS. This was ground-breaking and won him a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2014. His performance garnered a lot fans and as well from his role as Joker in Batman and Suicide Squad.

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Andy Warhol was the most iconic figure in Pop Art of 20th Century. He took the world like a storm in the 1960s with his unique pop art. His influence extended not just in galleries and exhibitions but in consumer products as well. His works transformed product design into artistic creations. His pop art were seen in Cocacola bottles, appliances and other company ads.

Warhol also had a vivid world surrounded by Hollywood icons. He painted Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor. In 2008, one of his iconic portraits, ‘Eight Elvises’ was sold at $100 million.

He opened his own studio named as ‘The Factory’ where a lot of people of New York came that worked with art. It became a lavish cultural hotspots in the city and he became a celebrity on his own. He managed Lou Reed’s Velvet Underground and later became an icon in the famous Studio 54 nightclub in New York.

In the 1980s, Warhol ventured into the television industry. He had his own Warhol show and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes on MTV.

Andy Warhol died at the age of 58 in 1987.

It’s official – Jared Leto have signed up for a new biopic film about Andy Warhol.
We can’t deny that Jared Leto’s portrayal of The Joker is outstanding. He has the ability to transform even in the craziest roles we’ve ever seen. He hit the...

Humans Are Awesome

Beautiful and Breathtaking Street Lace Art by Artist NeSpoon

If you’re in Poland, particularly in Warsaw, Wroclaw or Pont-l’Abbé, you might want to be more aware of your surroundings. You might see beautiful lace patterns on or around the streets you walk on.

We’re not talking about lace and ribbons tied randomly somewhere or everywhere, but the street lace art created by NeSpoon.

NeSpoon is a Polish Artist who focuses on lace patterns painted on walls, streets, and other everyday objects. Take a look at the centerpiece below and you’ll see that she’s not your everyday graffiti artist.

While other artists have their own signature designs on street art, NeSpoon tapped into the intricate art of lace patterns. No, she’s not weaving lace on textile, rather, she lays her designs on urban surfaces. Her lace work is either made by white spraypaint or molded from clay and then blended into wood and other medium. Each lacework is designed and molded by her bare hands. It adds a sense of intricate beauty that blends well with nature.

When we talk about lace, it reminds us about table centerpieces, veils, and the dresses in the Colonial era. But for NeSpoon, it different. There’s more to painting lace patterns on the streets.  She said that every lace patter we find symmetry and harmony, “Isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?”. In a way, she’s right. Looking at lace, the symmetry, and repeated patterns project order and harmony with each other.

We wouldn’t mind walking into pavements and alleys like this. It’s like walking on a carpeted alley.

Can you imagine what this wall looked like before the lace patterns painted over it? Most probably a boring wall, right? But now it looks like a huge artistic abstract structure that stands out against the backdrop.

 

If you’re in Poland, particularly in Warsaw, Wroclaw or Pont-l’Abbé, you might want to be more aware of your surroundings. You might see beautiful lace patterns on or around the streets you walk on.
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Humans Are Awesome

David Bowie’s Art Collection in Manhattan Sotheby’s

Months after the iconic rock star’s death, David Bowie’s life is still continuously unfolding itself to the world. He pioneered his own kind of music marked with reinvention and innovative stagecraft. He was one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, and have amassed several platinum, gold and silver album certifications.

David Bowie died last January at the age of 69, and during his career, he was well known for his massive obsession with art. His collection will be on exhibit and auction at Sotheby’s Manhattan, and there will be over 350 items that’s up for sale. It includes his famous paintings, portraits and other modern, contemporary and post-modern Italian artworks. The auction will be held on November 10-11, 2016.

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Sotheby’s previewed the famous rock star’s art collection last Monday in their gallery at New York, in preparation for the upcoming event. David Bowie’s collection extends to several artworks David Bomberg, Harold Gilman, Frank Auerbach, and Francis Picabia.

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In his lifetime, many have known him for his undying love with art. Even as a child, when he was in London, he studied art, design and music. The legendary musician once said that art was the seriously only thing that he wanted to own. To him, it can ‘change the way he feels in the morning’.

Apart from his music creations, he was also a painter and an art collector. The cover of his album Outside was painted by him. It was a self-portrait titled ‘The Dhead – Outside’ and was created as a signed lithograph.

Frank Auerbach’s “Head of Gerda Boehm” was said to have influenced Bowie in his work. The rock star had a profound connection to art and it seemed that art itself have connected to him deeply and in his creative process.

Among the most famous pieces he owned was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Air Power”. It is said to be the most expensive  item in his collection and is estimated to go over $3 million in the auction.

His love for art wasn’t limited to music and paintings, but also in film. Bowie also starred as Andy Warhol in biopic Jean-Michel Basquiat’s biopic film in 1996, which was directed by Julian Schnabel.

He was also in the movies Everybody Loves Sunshine in 1999, Zoolander in 2001, and also made a cameo in TV episode of The Hunger. He played various roles behind the camera, and at one point, he was the scientist Nikola Tesla in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige.

There was never a boring show when Bowie was on stage. He was always innovative and glamorous, and perhaps the most iconic artwork that stood as his persona was his makeup in Ziggy Stardust. His shaved eyebrows made an iconic statement, apart from his announcement in front of his fans that it’s was ‘the last show that we’ll ever do’.

For more information about David Bowie’s art collection and auction, please visit Sotheby’s website.

Months after the iconic rock star’s death, David Bowie’s life is still continuously unfolding itself to the world. He pioneered his own kind of music marked with reinvention and innovative stagecraft. He was one of the world’s best-selling artists...

City Life

Finally, Sagrada Familia in its Final Stages of Construction

Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia Basilica, will soon be finished.

Let me elaborate on that though. It will be finished, but not very soon. If you’re looking forward to schedule your Barcelona trip to see its full grandeur, you may have to wait for another ten years. The construction is entering the final phase, and it’s scheduled to be completed in 2026.

Considering that it’s been more than a century since the construction have started, it’ll be a wonderful feat to be in this generation to see when it is completed. The administration said that it’s currently in schedule for Antoni Gaudi’s centennial death anniversary on 2026. According the records, the first stone for La Sagrada Familia was started way back in 1882. Unknown to most, Antoni Gaudi wasn’t the first architect. He started working on the huge basilica a year after the construction began and it’s been his life’s work, until he died in 1926.

Europe’s Tallest Religious Building

Once the basilica is finished, it will have six new towers. The central spire, called Tower of Jesus Christ, will stand as the tallest religious tower in the continent, rising at 172.5 meters.

The current architect of the entire project is Jordi Fauli, who have been working on it since 2012. In over a decade ago, the inner part of the basilica had no roof. Now, they revealed a new inner chamber with a small amphitheatre with stained glass windows and arch ceilings that look so surreal with light.

Walking towards it in Barcelona, it’s not hard to miss this impressive structure. The nativity façade and spires makes it look like someone made a huge sand castle from afar. But with a closer look, it reveals astounding details in the form of art and complex sculptures. Many say that it’s part late Gothic with mix of art nouveau.

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It was never intended to be a cathedral, because Gaudi’s design deviated from traditional church architecture. There even used to be a school there, now it’s an exhibition gallery. However the whole structure was known before as a cathedral, until Pope Benedict XVI declared it as a basilica in 2010. It has several chapels and one of them is the home of Antoni Gaudi’s tomb.

The spires have sculptures of angels, and traditional symbols of saints. There are three facades on the church; nativity, passion and glory facades. Each one has its own unique set of scultures depicting the theme. For instance, the nativity facades has all sorts of symbols of life and nature. There are sculptures of or turtles at the bottom of the columns, and ornate scenes of people all over.

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Currently La Sagrada Basilica is around 70% complete. Even in its unfinished stage, this basilica is one of the most magnificent structures in Spain and in the world. It’s a major UNESCO heritage and tourist site with over 3.2 million visitors in 2014. With that amount of people, the entrance fees are used to fund the rest of the construction and maintenance.

Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia Basilica, will soon be finished.
Let me elaborate on that though. It will be finished, but not very soon. If you’re looking forward to schedule your Barcelona trip to see its full grandeur, you...

Fashion

How Tech Transformed Designs in London and New York Fashion Week

London Fashion Week started this weekend and September is just ramping up for fall fashion. Aside from newf design trends, it seems that tech world have already infiltrated the fashion industry. New York Fashion Week got the first virtual catwalk and at the other side of the globe, London got its first Hololens fashion show. Here are some of the highlights on how tech have already transformed New York and London Fashion Week.

Hololens Fashion Show in London

VR headsets may be the next trend in gaming but we’re not talking about designer VR headsets.

Special guests of Martine Jarlgaard were in for the world’s first Hololens fashion show. They used Hololens headgear images of the entire 2017 collection. They walked into an empty showroom but were handed special gear to be able to see what isn’t visible to the naked eye.

Unlike virtual reality wherein you’re transported to another world inside the headset, Hololens works by superimposin holographic images to your natural environment. That way, you can still feel world around you, and you don’t have to worry about bumping into walls or other objects as you move around.

The whole collection was first scanned to create the holographic images. Although the designs are static images within models, viewers are able to go around the model and take a look at the outfit 360 degrees.

Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and Chatbots

Chatbot games are gaining some interest from big fashion brands like Burberry. The strategy was also used by Tommy Hilfiger and they launched a chatbot via Facebook Messenger.

For those who have no idea what chatbots are, here’s a quick intro. Imagine a question and answer game where you have options to choose which way you want to move forward. Now picture that within your messenger and each answer you give determines how the chat will go as it moves further into the chatbot reply tree.

Example, you can answer yes or no on which collection you want to view. You can specify what color or item you want and it will describe the outfit as if you’re talking to a fashion advisor. So far, feedback on this tech have been positive and that some users find chatbots very engaging.

Meanwhile in New York Fashion Week which started earlier this September, it was high tech wearables that took the stage.

TOME and Intel Technology

Luxury designer TOME created a more fashionable accessories lineup with Intel Curie Technology. It helps women stay in track of their health while on the go.

FILA Connected Shoes

Keeping track of your fitness and health is all about gathering accurate and real time data. This is what FILA and Intel Curie Technology worked together in their newest shoe designs.

VOKE and Intel’s VR Livestream

Intel and Voke worked together to create a full 360 degrees virtual broadcast of Mischa’s newest collection. The fashion shows were livestreamed using VOKE’s GearVR app, Samsung VR headset and Intel’s tech . Although it was a completely virtual and new experience, it was a very convincing runway show.

London Fashion Week started this weekend and September is just ramping up for fall fashion. Aside from newf design trends, it seems that tech world have already infiltrated the fashion industry. New York Fashion Week got the first virtual catwalk and at the...

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FREE Museum Passes on Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Sept. 24

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Mark the calendar or set your app reminder for this Saturday September 24, 2016. Fans of art and history can enjoy a free treat on the 12th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! You can visit their website, pick a museum and download two passes for FREE!

When Smithsonian started this annual event, there were only 200 who opened their doors. Now you can choose over 1200 participating museums all over United States! Among the new participants is the newest one in D.C., the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read more about this new museum from our post.

Unsure where to go? Here are some of the amazing art museums you can visit.

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York – Spend the afternoon with modern and contemporary art exhibits in this historical museum. Since 1862, this gallery housed a wide variety of art collections ranging from pop art, abstract expressionism and impressionistic styles.
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Massachusetts – Do you want to see something different other than framed artworks? This museum continued the tradition of stamp collecting for the past 56 years.
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas – Also known as The Modern, this museum maintains permanent and new collections from artworks of 1970’s and beyond. This includes sculptures, paintings, cartoons, photographs and videos.    
  • Museum of the City of New York – Visiting New York this weekend? Know more about the city’s distinct character by exploring local artworks in Museum of the City of New York. Exhibits connect the diverse culture around the city from its past, present and towards its future. Take a look at the current exhibits in their website.
  • Aerospace Museum of California – Want to see something different, get your Smithsonian Museum Day Live passes for the best aviation exhibit in Sacramento. This isn’t just for nerds and adults, as there are exhibits ranging from small scale models to full scale jet fighters and Top Gun’ F-14.Kids and adults can also attend a short Flight Zone laboratory session, wherein you can hands-on flight simulation.
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York – This Smithsonian institution has an amazing collection that spans more than three centuries of history. You can find almost every imaginable thing you’ll expect from a museum, and more. The exhibits fo from the weird and exotic, old and new, fragile and precious. There are collections from US and other countries, prototypes from designers and architects from both the past and present.

Click here to be directed to Smithsonian Museum Day Live. You need to fill up the form with your name, email and then select the museum you want free passes with. Some museums may require you printout the tickets, some can allow access by showing the ticket in your mobile. Check the individual museum pages for more info on their opening times and current exhibits.

Mark the calendar or set your app reminder for this Saturday September 24, 2016. Fans of art and history can enjoy a free treat on the 12th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! You can visit their website, pick a museum and download two passes for FREE!
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Adele Bloch-Bauer Painting Reunited with Klimt’s Women of Vienna

Have you seen a gold, silver, and oil in canvas painting of a woman?

If you have watched the film Woman in Gold then you have a quick preview about the history of the famous Adele Bloch-Bauer portrait. It was based on a true story about Maria Altman, the niece of the Bloch-Bauer herself. Played by Oscar and Academy Award actress Helen Miren, the story evolved around Altman’s battle to recover the famous Klimt portrait of her aunt that was stolen by the Nazi’s during the war.

The Nazi during those dark times plundered homes and businesses. One of the houses that were raided belonged to Bloch-Bauer family. Jewelries, precious paintings and artworks were looted out by Nazi troop, and among those was the famous portrait of the woman in gold – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

In about 60 years later, Altman continued to fight in order to have the portrait back to her family. Even though we can say that the painting is now worth several digits, it was a priceless portrait of her family. After years of tug of war, Altman won with the help of a family-friend lawyer.

Back to reality, the famous Klimt’s portraits are now reunited in a stunning exhibit in New York. Titled as, ‘Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age’, it opens today at Neue Galerie New York and will be there up to January 16, 2017. It features Gustav Klimt’s painting of women in Vienna 1900–1918. It will mainly consist of 12 paintings, including the famous two portraits, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912).

Apart from the core paintings, the exhibit will also include 40 drawings and other 40 works of decorative art that are all centered in Klimt’s passion for women in ‘fin-de-siècle Vienna’.

Klimt captured her beauty and grandeur in a portrait with golden sky that blended beautifully with her gown and jewelry. It presented a character of sensuality and at the same time mystery over one of the wealthy families in Vienna.

Adele Bloch-Bauer was the wife of sugar mogul Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. Their family were close to artists and Gustav Klimt was commissioned to create a portrait of her when she was around 25 years old. Adele was known to be a delicate woman, and was constantly going through illnesses and fatigue. Despite this, Klimt was able to create an immortal and powerful image of her.

In the second painting od Adele, she is seen in a more colorful and traditional style. The portrait showed her wearing a broad brimmed hat with people in the background. Flowers and green garden patch around her.

Among the other portraits included in the exhibit are:

  • Portrait of Szerena Lederer (1899),
  • Portrait of Gertha Loew (1902);
  • Portrait of Mäda Primavesi (1912);
  • Portrait of Elisabeth Lederer (1914-16),
  • and an unfinished Portrait of Ria Munk III (1917)

Gustav Klimt’s portraits of women showed the influence of fashion in Vienna. He has a unique ‘golden style’ that evolved around fauvism, and symbolism. For Klimt’s fans in the art world, the exhibit is truly a stunning reunion and a must-see.

Have you seen a gold, silver, and oil in canvas painting of a woman?
If you have watched the film Woman in Gold then you have a quick preview about the history of the famous Adele Bloch-Bauer portrait. It was based on a true story about Maria Altman, the...