Adele Bloch-Bauer

This is a very simple exercise used as an introduction to journaling. The aim is to encourage people to start ‘opening up’ to their creativity without the daunting prospect of having to create completely new ideas of their own. The head and shoulders of this famous painting is given as starting point. The variations are incredible and really reflect the mood of each person involved at that point in time. Colour emotions are also explored.

About the painting

The original oil painting was purchased for $135 million. The highest priced painting in history!

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The original masterpiece was created in 1907.

Symbolist oil painting from Gustav Klimt called “Le Pont Japonais a Giverny”, was famous by his favoured bright colors, like gold and silver, and detailed contours and brush strokes. Austrian iconoclast Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) triumphed over childhood poverty to significantly influence the Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau movement.

A painting in words: Musings on Art by Arthur Chappell – Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer