Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese tells the story of the relationship of Adele Bloch-Bauer and the artist Gustav Klimt and the relentless pursuit by Adele's niece, Maria Altmann to reclaim artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
Adele Bloch-Bauer modeled for the famous artist, Gustav Klimt and were rumored to be involved in an affair and that she "may" be the woman in Klimt's most famous painting "The Kiss."
The description of the above painting from the novel,
"The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I measures 54" by 54" unframed, weighs 22 pounds, 8 ounces. She has sixteen eyes, fifteen grams of gold, and seven grams of silver. Her dress is decorated with erotic signs and Egyptian symbols: the eyes of Horus to defend against evil, the three-sided ka that infuses the portrait with an indelible spirit. She's a queen and a seductress, a Jewess trapped in a lost world. Her lips are parted, as if she is about to say something that we will never hear."
"A landmark United States Supreme Court decision to return Nazi Germany’s stolen art treasures to their Jewish heirs made headlines across the world in 2005. That decision was based on the proof of rightful ownership of the famous Lady in Gold portrait by Gustav Klimt to the family of Maria Altmann nearly one century after the painting was created. This amazing story gained more attention through a recent movie of the same name, starring Helen Mirren."
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