Have you ever heard of Gustav Klimt? You might vaguely recognize his name, despite the fact that his is not a household on like Monet or Picasso. He was a legendary painter, famous for his gold-leaf paintings with heavy Japanese influence. His masterpiece, Woman in Gold, just became the subject of a Hollywood film. The Woman in Gold is dressed in a mosaic dress with hundreds of colors and fine detail, and it’s just one of Klimt’s amazing paintings of a woman in dresses similar to these. But now, many are asking: Who was that woman? Was she real? As it turns out, she is.
The Real Story Behind ‘The Woman In Gold’ Is Hauntingly Romantic. April 1, 2023