#OWWWA - Gustav Klimt

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt
dress - H&M (thrifted) / cardigan - Rodarte for Target (old) / tights - unknown / shoes - Poetic Licence via Von Maur (old) / necklace - Chloe & Isabel / earrings - Nordstrom (old)

Hello to another installment of #OnWednesdayWeWearArt! This week's artist is Gustav Klimt. As usual, I struggled to find something to fit the theme, but once again, I think I pulled out a pretty good interpretation! There's a wide mix of items here, but I think it all comes together to a sparkly, metallic-y, gold-toned end result!

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt
"The Kiss - Gustav Klimt - Google Cultural Institute" by Gustav Klimt - Google Art Project. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Gustav Klimt is an Austrian painter, most well-know for the above painting, titled "The Kiss." I told Todd that he could kiss me in a photo to try to re-create the scene, and he suggested including a busily-patterned blanket to drape over ourselves, of which we had none. Therefore, no kiss photo. I'm sure you're probably cool with our lack of PDA in this post. :) I decided to go with the gold theme for my outfit, and shockingly, I had a mustard-y, gold-ish dress that I had picked up at Savers several weeks ago, before this topic had come up. I put my lace cardigan on top (you've seen it here on #OWWWA before), and added my Chloe + Isabel charm necklace (Steph sells this stuff).

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt

As I was putting on my makeup (gold shadow, natch) I remembered my wedding earrings! They're sparkly chandelier dangle earrings - very Gustav Klimt! So, I put those on, too. I was originally going to wear my black flats with this ensemble, but then I remembered my sparkly metallic high heels (only for super-fancy events, like other people's weddings) and I couldn't NOT wear them. Obviously not gold, but very glittery and metallic, so I decided that they very much went together.

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt
"Gustav Klimt 046" by Gustav Klimt - 1. The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.2. Neue Galerie New York. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Via Wikipedia:
In 2006, the 1907 portrait, Adele Bloch-Bauer I (pictured above), was purchased for the Neue Galerie New York by Ronald Lauder reportedly for US $135 million, surpassing Picasso's 1905 Boy With a Pipe (sold May 5, 2004 for $104 million), as the highest reported price ever paid for a painting.
I also learned while researching Gustav Klimt that his gold paintings are part of a period later in his career known as his "Golden Phase" that included the use of gold leaf. Apparently Klimt's paintings prior to the Golden Phase were overtly erotic, featured lots of naked ladies, and his work was criticized as "pornographic." Ooh la la!

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt

Apparently I need to work on my color correction when editing photos. Sheesh.

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt
"Klimt - Medizin" by Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) - repro from art book. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The above painting, Medicine, was actually destroyed by retreating SS forces in 1945.

There's a movie in theaters right now about Klimt's artwork and the fight over ownership (Maria Altmann vs the Austrian government) after artwork is stolen from a family by the Nazis during WWII. It's called "Woman In Gold," and I think I'll probably end up checking it out. I saw the trailer back in January (appropriately, as I was in the theater to see "Big Eyes," another art-related flick).

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt

I can't remember the last time I wore these earrings... would it really have been at my wedding? I never realized how Klimt-like they are prior to this post. Even over five years later, I still love these earrings to death!

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt
"Preparatory design - Klimt - Stoclet Palace" by Klimt_-_Erfülllung.jpeg:Gustav Klimt (1862–1918)  Authority control VIAF7399081LCCNn79039898GND118563289BnFcb119392602ULAN500030531ISNI0000 0001 2119 2863WorldCatWP-Person - Klimt_-_Erfülllung.jpeg. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

These super ornate and highly decorated paintings by Klimt really speak to me. I like to create meticulous, detailed work. Maybe because it forces the artist to get into "the zone" and tune out the rest of the world while doing it. I like that sort of work.

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt

This is the Tresors chain and pave necklace set from Chloe + Isabel, along with a Tresors initial charm and a Tresors horn charm. I really like this set - I just wish that new charms would come out, because I would totally buy some!

#OWWWA: Gustav Klimt

These shoes are serious business!

#OnWednesdaysWeWearArt is a feature originally created by Courtney over at My Friend Court. Please be sure to stop by to see what's going on in her #OWWWA world!

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