Alexa Chung, Klimt & shades of spring

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I had to post one more from @ArtlexaChung because the Klimt painting above is a favorite of mine from the MET. Aren’t these the perfect spring colors?! The bottom two photos are from a trip I took to NYC when my sister was finishing college two years ago. I always take a ton of pictures at the MET. I’m so thankful to be back outside again after a long winter.

Here’s a little Art History on the Klimt painting, Mäda Primavesi, (pictured above) if you’re interested. Did you know the girl was 9 years old when Gustave Klimt painted her?

“Mäda Primavesi was the daughter of the banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi, one of the financial backers of the Wiener Werkstätte, and the actress Eugenia Primavesi (née Butschek), whom Klimt painted in 1913. Young Mäda’s portrait was executed in 1912. A series of preliminary pencil sketches, now in public and private collections, show that as the composition evolved, the artist experimented with alternative poses and background motifs. Ultimately, he selected an open, painterly treatment that contrasts with the highly stylized designs adapted for the backgrounds of his fin-de-siècle portraits. The lighthearted, decorative motifs seem particularly appropriate to a nine-year-old sitter.”

(As you can see HERE, I love Klimt’s work!)

xo

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