Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9

Years 5 and 6 Klimt-style portraits

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Years 5 and 6 studied Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer last term.  She was a Jewish friend of the artist from Vienna. During World War 2, the portrait was seized by the Nazis and renamed  ‘ The Woman in Gold’.

Having carefully observed Klimt’s painting the children then created their own pictures of a woman standing amongst shapes of different patterns. At first, they used only monochrome, then introduced gold and finally splashes of colour.  Aren’t they colourful?

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