Adele's Wish (Art History Documentary) | Timeline

Adele's Wish (Art History Documentary) | Timeline

Timeline - World History Documentaries 9,299 views 2019-10-19

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Title Adele's Wish (Art History Documentary) | Timeline
Duration 54:57
Source YouTube
Tags History, Full Documentary, Documentaries, Full length Documentaries, Documentary, TV Shows - Topic, Documentary Movies - Topic, 2017 documentary, BBC documentary, Channel 4 documentary, history documentary, documentary history, art history documentary, gustav klimt, woman in gold, waldemar januszczak, baroque documentary, gustav klimt (visual artist), gustav klimt documentary, gustav klimt paris exhibition, gustav klimt biography, austrian documentary, nazi documentary

Enjoying our content? You'll love the Timeline History Channel app! Download now: Adele's Wish is the controversial story behind the world's most valuable painting, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt. The film recounts the struggle of 92 year old Los Angeles resident Maria Altmann, who sued Austria to recover five Klimt paintings stolen from her family in Vienna by the Nazi's in 1938. The paintings were considered national treasures by Austria and were proudly displayed in Vienna's Belvedere Museum for over sixty years. Although it began as a legal dispute, it evolved into a political, cultural and ethical confrontation. In the process, Austria was forced to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past. Maria Altmann's story has been made into a feature film starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds entitled "Woman in Gold" that was released in April 2015. Content licensed from Canamedia to Little Dot Studios. Any queries, please contact us at: [email protected]

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