This adaptation is made for an exhibition organised by the Museum of the Jewish History and Art Museum in Paris. The date of the exhibition is May 25, 2014 (2pm to 6pm). The theme of this exhibition is to create “something” linked to Jewish cultured with 1 scare meter of basic textile.
Klimt – Adele Bloch-Bauer portrait – Adaptation
I decided to propose an adaptation on the theme of the spoliation of the Jews. This adaptation of this painting by Klimt is the real illustration of a concrete case of the spoliation of a family. I also chose this painting because it was ultimately restored after years of research and struggle.
This painting is the symbol of a spirit of resistance, combat and determinism.
Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) is one of the most important Austrian symbolist painter. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, and gold treatment in its paintings.
This painting is an adaptation of Adele Bloch-Bauer portrait I. Adele Bloch-Bauer came from a rich and cultivated Austrian Jewish family, and they make a lot to promote art and to support artists as Klimt. Lives and treasures of the Bloch-Bauer have been stolen by the nazi ; during this long period of the shame of the humanity. Lives can not be restitued, it’s the reason why, Art and other treasures have to be.
After a very long legal battle between the descendants of the Bloch-Bauer and Austria , five important Klimt paintings have been returned. Adele portrait I, was back home after more than 50 years of exil forced. In 2006, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was purchased for the Neue Galerie New York by Ronald Lauder reportedly for US $135 million.