Austrian-picture

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Ok, so…

Is basically THE SAME, the only thing changed is Adrien’s mother face!

The original paiting was made by Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist painter. “The picture was painted in Vienna and commissioned by Adele’s husband Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer (…) Adele Bloch-Bauer became the only model who was painted twice by Klimt when he completed a second picture of her, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, in 1912.” Original Link.

I dont know a lot about Art, but basically in wikipedia, the principal line that refere to the artist is “ Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism “. This particulary work was sold for US$135 millions!

But one some know so cool details about  Adele Bloch-Bauer I, the one in the picture?

“Nevertheless, Klimt captured a sensuous side of Adele rarely seen elsewhere. He even got her to smile, despite a life rife with tragedy. Her marriage was more a business merger between powerful families than it was a love match, and her two children didn’t survive infancy.Plagued by headaches and ill health, Adele lived in a time and place in which women were denied higher learning. And so she educated herself, became a patron of the arts, and promoted women’s suffrage and children’s charities to the end.” Original


  • So, there are some awesomes point about this picture!

1- Adele SMILE even when her life “was a tragedy.” Who had a beautifull smile?

2- Her Marriage was a BUSSINES.

3- Adele was the only woman the artist painted TWICE, so… oh ho ho!

April 10, 1916 - Easter Truce between Austrians and Russians

Pictured - Celebrating Easter on the Eastern Front.

Orthodox Easter fell on April 10, 1916,  Though Russian troops were embroiled in heavy fighting in Belarus, those facing the Austro-Hungarian Army made a truce with their enemies for Easter.  Men from four Russian regiments crossed the lines to the other side, trading tobacco, food, and gifts with Austro-Hungarian soldiers, and celebrate Easter together.  Problems with Russian morale became evident when over a hundred Russians chose to be taken prisoner rather than return to their own side.

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Lucy Doraine por Truus, Bob & Jan too!
Via Flickr:
German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. 3165/1, 1928-1929. Photo: C.O. Hoppé, London. In spite of her French name, Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) was a major Austrian-Hungarian actress in the Austrian and German cinema of the 1920s. When she moved to Hollywood, the revolution of the sound film finished her career. For more postcards, a bio and clips check out our blog European Film Star Postcards or follow us at Tumblr or Pinterest.