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Mysterious Gustav Klimt Portrait Sells for  Million

Mysterious Gustav Klimt Portrait Sells for $32 Million

[ad_1]   Once presumed missing for decades, Portrait of Fräulein Lieser by Gustav Klimt sold for 32 million (€30 million) at Vienna’s Auction House im Kinsky on April 24. The Austrian artist’s vibrant late-career portrait is shrouded in mystery—including its uncertain provenance since World War II and the unknown identity of its subject.   Portrait’s Rediscovery is “A Sensation” Portrait of Fräulein Lieser by Gustav Klimt, 1917. Source: Auction House im Kinsky.   Gustav Klimt painted Portrait of Fräulein Lieser in 1917. The portrait was left unfinished and unsigned in Klimt’s studio when he died in 1918 at age 55. Its whereabouts since its last public appearance in 1925 were “unclear,” according to the auction house, until it recently turned up in the hands of an anonymous Austrian citizen. “The rediscovery of this portrait of a woman, one of the most beautiful portraits of Klimt’s final period of creativity, is a sensation. While the picture is documented in Klimt catalogue raisonnées, it was only known to art historians as a black and white photograph,” explained …

5 Alluring Female Portraits Painted by Gustav Klimt

5 Alluring Female Portraits Painted by Gustav Klimt

[ad_1]   Gustav Klimt redefined the modern female portrait. He introduced elements that were until then reserved for the decorative arts or medieval icons. Klimt used gold, restless geometrical shapes, and dazzling enamel-like colors. While most academic portraitists of his time focused on showing clothes and settings as realistically as possible, Klimt simplified them. The furniture and background in his portraits disintegrated into shapes of various colors and geometric designs. In his later portraits, like the Lady with a Fan, Klimt’s interest in oriental motifs shines through, although decorative elements remained a highlight of his style for most of his career.   Gustav Klimt’s Groundbreaking Portraits of Women Lady with a Fan by Gustav Klimt, 1918, via Sotheby’s   Klimt studied at the Viennese Kunstgewerbeschule, a school of applied arts, where he learned about ornament, mosaics, design, as well as metalworking techniques. Moreover, his father was a gold engraver, which might have contributed to the artist’s later predilection for this precious metal. Because of his studies, he had the knowledge and skills that were necessary …

Gustav Klimt portrait worth £42m found after disappearing nearly a century ago

Gustav Klimt portrait worth £42m found after disappearing nearly a century ago

[ad_1] Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter for all the latest entertainment news and reviews Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter A painting by the Austrian symbolist artist Gustav Klimt has been found in Vienna almost 100 years after it disappeared and was feared lost. “Portrait of Miss Lieser (Bildnis Fraeulein Lieser)” once belonged to a Jewish family in Austria and was last seen publicly in 1925. It was one of the final works to be completed by Klimt, who died of a stroke in 1918. For almost a century, the only evidence of the painting’s existence was a single photograph held in the archives of the Austrian National Library. The im Kinsky auction house in Vienna called the rediscovery “a sensation”, and estimates the painting’s value at more than $54m (£42m). In a statement, im Kinsky said: “A painting of such rarity, artistic significance and value has not been available on the art market in Central Europe for decades.” The portrait will be put up for auction on 24 April on behalf …

Gustav Klimt’s ‘Portrait of Fräulein Lieser’ rediscovered 100 years later

Gustav Klimt’s ‘Portrait of Fräulein Lieser’ rediscovered 100 years later

[ad_1] The last known location of “Portrait of Fräulein Lieser” by world-renowned Austrian artist Gustav Klimt was in Vienna in the mid-1920s. The vivid painting featuring a young woman was listed as property of a “Mrs Lieser” — believed to be Henriette Lieser, who was deported and killed by the Nazis. The only remaining record of the work was a black and white photograph from 1925, around the time it was last exhibited, which was kept in the archives of the Austrian National Library. Now, almost 100 years later, this painting by one of the world’s most famous modernist artists is on display and up for sale — having been rediscovered in what the auction house has hailed as a sensational find. “The rediscovery of this portrait, one of the most beautiful of Klimt’s last creative period, is a sensation,” Austrian auction house im Kinsky said in a statement. “A painting of such rarity, artistic significance, and value has not been available on the art market in Central Europe for decades,” it added. The painting …

Lost Gustav Klimt painting found after almost 100 years to be auctioned | World News

Lost Gustav Klimt painting found after almost 100 years to be auctioned | World News

[ad_1] A Gustav Klimt painting thought to have vanished for almost a century has been found in Vienna. The painting, titled Portrait of Fraulein Lieser, is one of the last works by the world-renowned artist. The painting was considered lost for about 100 years – until it resurfaced in the private collection of an Austrian. According to Austrian media reports, the artwork was last seen in public in 1925 and was previously only known to experts through a black and white photograph. Its whereabouts had remained a mystery since then – until it was discovered on the wall of a family villa near Vienna. The painting once belonged to the Lieser family, who were wealthy Jewish industrialists in Vienna. The Viennese auction house Im Kinsky estimates the painting’s value at more than €50m (£42m). “The rediscovery of this portrait, one of the most beautiful of Klimt’s last creative period, is a sensation,” it said. “His work, particularly his portraits of successful women from the upper middle class at the turn of the century, enjoy the …

Last portrait by Gustav Klimt expected to fetch £65m at London auction | Gustav Klimt

[ad_1] A portrait by Gustav Klimt described as a “heartfelt ode to absolute beauty” is expected to fetch £65m when it is sold in London later this month. Dame mit Fächer (Lady with Fan) is the last portrait Klimt completed. The work was standing on an easel in his studio when the Austrian painter died unexpectedly of a stroke and pneumonia in 1918 at the age of 55. It is one of the finest and most valuable works of art to be offered in Europe, said Sotheby’s, which is selling the painting nearly 30 years after it was acquired by its present owners. “Dame mit Fächer is the last portrait Gustav Klimt completed before his untimely death, when he was still in his artistic prime and producing some of his most accomplished and experimental works,” said Helena Newman, Sotheby’s worldwide head of impressionist and modern art. “Many of those works, certainly the portraits for which he is best known, were commissions. This, though, is something completely different – a technical tour de force, full of …