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11 May 2015


The film Woman in Gold is marvellous and unforgettable: this week on the Post a few small aspects of a story that is too vast to grasp – the extent of the looting of works of art  during the Second World War. The film of The Monuments Men covered some of this and now Woman in Gold tells the story of one particular painting, the world-famous picture by Klimt. Here is a photograph of the woman who sat for the portrait, Adele Bloch-Bauer. She was the aunt of the central character in Woman in Gold so superbly played by Helen Mirren.

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