The “Woman In Gold” by Gustav Klimt
The titular character in Woman in Gold is Adele Bloch-Bauer, whose husband, Czech sugar mogul Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, commissioned Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt,
to paint two portraits of his wife when she was 25 years old. The first
and most famous of the two later became known as “Woman in Gold.” The
film focuses on Bloch-Bauer’s niece Maria Altmann, played by Helen Mirren, and her quest to reclaim the famous Klimt painting from the Austrian government, but there is a lot more to her story.
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