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Jo's Art History Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by Jo McLaughlinWebsite

Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different way!Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life h… read more


BONUS EPISODE!! The History of Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I a.k.a The Women in Gold!

Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day!


So, what better way to spread the art history love and joy at this time of year than bringing you A BONUS EPISODE of the Jo’s Art History podcast!!!

On today’s episode I talk to you about one of art history’s greatest stories of looted art - Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

Seized during the Nazi invasion of Vienna during world war 2, the work’s rightful owners had given up on ever getting the painting back until a scathing exposé was published in 1998 which CHANGED EVERYTHING!

This story is so good, it was even made into a movie!


Gustav Klimt

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I


Oil and Gold leaf on canvas

Host: Jo McLaughlin


Instagram: @josarthistory

All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here: or on my Instagram page @josarthistory

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