MORE THAN A MUSE

This month Gustav Klimt has been making headlines with his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II selling for 150 million dollars and with Sotheby’s to auction one of his 1907 garden landscape paintings estimated at 45 million dollars. In the spirit of this romantic month we decided to take a look at Klimt’s life-long companion and one of his many muses. The Austrian painter is perhaps the most infamous proponent of the female muse, having lured an array of women he desired with the prospect of being painted by him. One woman in particular was more than just some passing object of Klimt’s lust and affection. Emilie Louise Flöge was Klimt’s partner, muse, and companion for more than 20 years, right