Don and I saw the film, “Woman in Gold” – a spectacular film on the art of Gustav Klimt and the Nazi theft of his paintings from a Jewish family from Vienna. The movie focuses on the story of Maria Altmann, an Austrian-Jewish refugee, who fought against the Austrian government from 1998 to 2003 to recover paintings of Gustav Klimt.
Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. 1907
Adele Bloch-Bauer was Maria Altmann’s aunt and the subject of many of Klimt’s most valuable paintings. 5 paintings of Klimt were confiscated from Maria’s family by the National Socialist government.
Showing at Albany Twin Theater on Solano.
Thank you, Ana Perches for the recommendation.