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Edmund de Waal speaks at Palais Epstein

Edmund de Waal speaks at Palais Epstein

Here I am in Vienna. I feel at home. This palais seems about the right size. It has certainly got the appropriate amount of gilding, and the marble seems familiar. I’m happy to see the caryatids and the mouldings and that the ceilings are lively with good painting. The view from the windows is grand […]

Book Review: The Lady in Gold, by Anne-Marie O’Connor

Book Review: The Lady in Gold, by Anne-Marie O’Connor

Anne-Marie O’Connor recounts the engrossing history of Gustav Klimt’s most famous painting It seemed particularly ironic in 2006 that, as the 150th anniversary the gala birthday of painter Gustav Klimt approached, Vienna would lose five of his greatest paintings, including the sensual icon of femininity Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which some call Austria’s Mona […]

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