Gustav Klimt was a Viennese painter of a century ago. He was classically trained, and began his career painting mural commissions... but when he painted naked Cherub’s on the Vienna opera house he created controversy and lost his job. He began the secessionist movement, choosing to find his voice painting beautiful women, embellished in rich symbology.
The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was completed between 1903 and 1907. The portrait was commissioned by her husband, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a Jewish banker and industrialist. The painting was stolen by the Nazis and was displayed in the museum Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna until the painting was repatriated to the last living family member through an 8 year court battle. It now hangs in the Neue Gallery in NewYork City.
The scarf is my interpretation of this painting. It is painted on thick luxurious chamoise silk, and suitable to wear or hang on a wall.
This is the inspiration:
The process: white silk is layer flat on top of my drawing, gutta resist is applied , copying the drawing lines onto the silk. The silk is stretched on a frame, and specific fiber paint is applied. When dry the silk is rolled in newspaper and steamed for an hour to set the color and heat fuse the gutta resist. The scarf is then washed and ironed, and ready to wear.