Mäda Primavesi by Gustav Klimt, 1912

Mäda Primavesi was the daughter of the banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi, one of the financial backers of the Wiener Werkstätte, and the actress Eugenia Primavesi (née Butschek), whom Klimt painted in 1913. A series of preliminary pencil sketches for Mäda’s portrait, now in public and private collections, show that the composition evolved as the artist experimented with alternative poses and background motifs

this is one of our most favorite paintings hanging on the walls of The Met

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