Sunday Sojourn – Lake Attersee


Jennifer C. Wilson

Happy Sunday! For today’s Sojourn, I’m handing over to Emma Rose Miller, who is taking us to Austria, and showing us some beautiful artwork. Over to you, Emma.

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The relationship between artist Gustav Klimt and Viennese fashion designer Emilie Flöge is a source of constant conjecture: were they lovers or just good friends? It’s a tantalising question to which nobody seems to know the answer.

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Emilie’s sister Helene was married to Gustav Klimt’s brother, Ernst Klimt. After his brother’s death in 1892, Gustav was made Helene’s guardian and spent a lot of time at the family home and holidaying with them at Lake Attersee. Emilie was just eighteen at the time. Many experts agree that his painting The Kiss shows them as lovers.

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The pair often spent the summer together in a small island chateau in Litzlberg on Lake Attersee. Near the chateau, was a boat shed. From its…

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