|dress - H&M (thrifted) / cardigan - Rodarte for Target (old) / tights - unknown / shoes - Poetic Licence via Von Maur (old) / necklace - Chloe & Isabel / earrings - Nordstrom (old)|
|"The Kiss - Gustav Klimt - Google Cultural Institute" by Gustav Klimt - Google Art Project. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.|
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.
|"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.|
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!
Apparently I need to work on my color correction when editing photos. Sheesh.
|"Klimt - Medizin" by Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) - repro from art book. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.|
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).
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!
|"Preparatory design - Klimt - Stoclet Palace" by Klimt_-_Erfülllung.jpeg:Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) Authority control VIAF: 7399081LCCN: n79039898GND: 118563289BnF: cb119392602ULAN: 500030531ISNI: 0000 0001 2119 2863WorldCat - Klimt_-_Erfülllung.jpeg. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.|
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!
These shoes are serious business!
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