Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is a well-known oil painting by Gustav Klimt, who was a famous Austrian symbolism painter that related closely with Vienna Secession movement. At that time, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer commissioned Klimt to paint it. In Vienna Klimt finished this painting. Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer was a wealthy industrialist and he was quite interested in Klimt' works. The model of this painting was Adele Bloch-Bauer.
Since Klimt had received many years of academic art education and training, he gave full play to his realistic and decorative painting style, which made a perfect combination of the figurative and abstract representation methods. The picture was in golden background, and the elegant person was covered by the clothes and ornaments that made of golden patterns. The whole oil painting is noble and beautiful or even magnificent.
It is said that Klimt spent about three years to complete this painting. The size is 138 x 138 cm. When we take a quick glance, the first expression is the bright golden color. Klimt was a member of the famous Vienna Secession. This is a 1907 work of Klimt, showing realism and abstraction matched perfectly. The elegant Byzantine decoration filled up the whole picture. Some strange marks, such as triangle Egyptian-style eyes or Mycenaean vortex, were Klimt's favorite Oriental patterns. Picture gold-inlaid made the woman extraordinarily noble and beautiful, but could still reveal strong lust under luxurious decoration.
Recently, this famous painting of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer Sold at a high price of U.S. $135 000 000, refreshing the 2004 record of Picasso painting, Boy With a Pipe, This painting is a portrait painted for Viennese lady Adele Bloch-Bauer. However, it was taken away from the Bloch-Bauer’s house by Nazi in 1938. Later it became the collection of the Belvidere Museum. After lengthy litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court n 2004 ruled that the Austrian Government should returned the painting to Bloch-Bauer Descendants.