Klimpt to be topic of talk
Gustav V Klimpt, co-founder of the "Secession Movement," which was the Viennese version of what became Art Nouveau, will be the topic of "Lunch with the Artist" on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Newport Art Museum.
In 2006, his goldenly elaborate 1907 portrait of "Adele Bloch- Bauer" was sold to cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder for $135 million, the most money ever paid for one work of art. His paintings of women, with their eyes sensually closing as they abandon themselves to kisses are described by the New York Times as "half queens, half Los Vegas show girls." Today, adulation has elevated him to the front rank of European painters.
The discussion will be facilitated by Richard Tyre, a Jamestown resident. Free for museum members, there is a $3 charge for nonmembers. Note that this discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month and not on the normally scheduled third Tuesday.
The museum provides coffee for each meeting of "Lunch with the Artist;" bag lunchs are welcome. Call the Museum for more information at 401-848-8200 or go to www.newportartmuseum.com.