Pretty print for home decoration.
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About the print:
Artist: Gustav Klimt
Name: Mada Gertrude Primavesi 1912
Type: Print on canvas
Quality of the print:
Some words about Mada Primavesi painting:
Gertrude Mada Primavesi was an affluent child. She was born on December 22, 1903 in Olmut (Olomouc) to banker, industrialist, and philanthropist Otto Primavesi (1868-1926) and his wife Eugenia Primavesi (Buchek) (1874-1963). The family had four children: son Otto (born August 30, 1898), daughter Lola (born July 6, 1900), Mada and Melitta, and family Litta (born July 27, 1908).
Klimt was a regular visitor to the Primavesi family villa in Olmutz (Moravia). The idea to paint a portrait of Mada and Evgenia was obviously born there. There is a receipt in which Klimt acknowledges payment of 15,000 kronor for this painting and Mrs. Eugenia Primavesi’s portrait.
Gustav began work on Mada’s portrait on February 18, 1912, and completed it on Christmas Day 1913.
Mada’s nanny recalled how it all began. Klimt reported by postcard from Vienna that he had ordered a dress for the girl from the designer and his friend Emilia Flege, who also designed children’s clothing. This suggests that he was sketching the first sketches for the painting far beyond the borders of Moravia.
Mada was probably the only child allowed to move during these long visits to the studio when the sessions began, because the girl was only nine years old and naturally tired quickly. Mada recalled that when she was bored, she would play, wrapping herself in Chinese fabrics that were plentiful around her. While Klimt was working, the girl entertained herself by dropping paper balls from the window onto passers-hats. by’s
When asked later about the number of sketches, she responded, “There were hundreds of them!” The portrait was completed just in time for Mada’s birthday.
Klimt sent an urgent written message on December 19, 1913: “Traveling by train now, during the holidays, is extremely inconvenient. On Monday, I’ll try to send the picture with the frame by personal luggage from Vienna to Olmutz, along with a registered mail receipt to your address. As a result, according to my understanding, the painting can be delivered unaccompanied by Friday evening.”
Mada completed her nursing studies. In 1945, she emigrated to Canada, to Montreal, in search of a better future for her family, and established an orphanage, eventually becoming its director.
Mada Primavesi died on May 25, 2000, at the age of 97, depriving the world not only of the artist’s last surviving model, but also of one of the last sources of information about the family…