Learn the True Story Behind 'Woman in Gold' at NYC's Neue Galerie
Bloch-Bauer was one of Klimt's most significant patrons and friends, and was the only subject that the artist painted twice. She and her husband Ferdinand were one of the most preeminent art collecting families in Vienna. Adele Bloch-Bauer, ca. 1910.
Popularly termed the Woman in Gold, Adele Bloch Bauer and her husband were admirers of Viennese artist Gustav Klimt’s work and commissioned this portrait in 1903. After being seized by the Nazis during the war, the painting went into the hands of the Austrian government. The descendants of Bloch Bauer in the US began a long legal battle in 1990s to regain possession of this iconic work, also called the Mona Lisa of Austria. Maria Altmann, the descendant finally won the case and took…
Mrs. Latifa (Sanaa Gamil) is a descendant of the royal family. She is dominant and controlling over her husband (Adel Adham), her reckless son Fayek and even the servant Fatheya. Mrs. Latifa ....... Director: Hassan Ibrahim . Written by: Youssef Gohar. Starring: Ahmed Zaki, Sanaa Gamil, Adel Adham, Sabreen.