About Gustav Klimt Jacquard Pillow – Musart on Pillows – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907)
This Gustav Klimt Jacquard Weave Pillow is part of our original collection, Musart on Pillows and is made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric. Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen). This extremely precise technique makes it possible to interweave around 80 threads / cm². This technique results in obtaining a point of great finesse, it also allows to use a multitude of colors. 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 on Gustav Klimt Jacquard Pillow – Musart on Pillows – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907):
- Dimensions: 18″H x 18″L x 1″W
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Materials: All our pillows are made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Polyester). Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen).
- Additional Features: Invisible zipper.
- Gustav Klimt. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. 1907. Oil on canvas and gold-leaf. Neue Galerie, NY.