About Gustav Klimt Glass Vase Goebel – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907)
This elegant Gustav Klimt Glass Vase Goebel features the iconic work by the Vienna Secessionist artist, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907). This elegant glass vase features luxurious decoration with gold leaf as a tribute to the lavish use of gold-leaf in Gustav Klimt’s notorious “Gold phase” influenced by Byzantine religious artworks. Klimt’s work “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” was commissioned by Adele’s husband, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer a banker and sugar producer, and it is representative of Gustav Klimt lavish gilding and organic art nouveau patterning. Following the Anschluss of Austria by Nazi Germany, Ferdinand Bloch-Baer fled Austria leaving behind much of his belongings and art collection, including “The Woman in Gold”. The painting was stolen by the Nazis and displayed at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. In 2006 Maria Altmann, a member of the Bloch-Bauer family and her attorney E. Randol Schoenberg (grandson of the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg, who influenced the Vienna Secessionist including Gustav Klimt) was able to recover the painting and sold it to Ronald Lauder, co-founder of the Neue Galerie in New York, where it currently resides. More details Gustav Klimt Glass Vase Goebel – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907):
- Dimensions: 18.3″H x 8.8″ x 7.6″ inches (est)
- Weight: 3 lbs (est)
- Materials: Glass, Gold-Leaf decoration.
- Artwork: Klimt, Gustav. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. 1907. Oil on canvas and gold-leaf. Neue Galerie, NY.