Friday, 23 April 2010


She enjoyed the attentions of painter Gustav Klimt, composer Alexander Zemlinsky and painter Oskar Kokoschka. But she married composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius and writer Franz Werfel. Some she inspired and some she tortured. She being, Alma Maria Mahler-Werfel (née Schindler), the most beautiful girl in Vienna.

Danae by Gustav Klimt.

Double portrait (Kokoschka and Alma Mahler), 1912-13
Museum Folkwang, Essen

Alma Mahler, 1912
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Bride of the Wind, Kokoschka's self-portrait expressing his unrequited love

Two Nudes (Lovers), 1913
Self-portrait of Kokoschka with Alma Mahler

Kokoschka and Alma Mahler: Testimony to a Passionate Relationship

The polydrama Alma by writer Joshua Sobol and director Paulus Manker.

My Life, My Loves: Memoirs of Alma Mahler, out of print

Diaries 1898-1902 by Alma Mahler-Werfel


The-Countrypolitan said...

Awe... the weaker sex...

Karena said...

Adore the Klimt painting! Wonderful background & music. Thank you for the treat!

Art by Karena

Jill said...

Oh, to be a Muse!

victoria thorne said...

how could i not?

she is on her way, "in excellent condition"

can't wait to read more; have always wondered about her

(p.s. Andy, Lou and the Red Room had me smiling for quite a long time)

La Petite Gallery said...

Great art Interesting post.
Unsual topic. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

You should know about the Tom Lehrer song "Alma".

HOBAC said...

Anon - cute, thanks for that.