I'm not into art, don't know anything about it, if someone start a conversation with me, it won't be a conversation as I'll just listen...the little I know I studied at school.
Well, Barbie teach us something huh?
Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918) was a Austrian painter and had the female body as his principal subject.
Some of his work:
The Barbie doll was designed by Linda Kyaw.
"Gustav Klimt’s glorious-in-gold masterwork Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
I is equally arresting in Linda’s hands. “Klimt is one of my favorite
artists,” she says, “and for this piece, I picked the stunning Aphrodite
face sculpt because it bears a striking resemblance to Adele.” Linda
also notes that all dolls are posable for a variety of different looks." - http://www.barbiecollector.com/news/artist-s-model
I got mine as a gift to myself. The time I got it I had a little extra money and decided to get a Barbie doll. I got her at BarbieCollector.com - She was on sale and the shipping was free.
The designer tried to get as close as possible of the paint, the face is very similar to the artist piece, I really liked the face by the way.
She's a pink label and was released in 2011
I wouldn't mind the other two to complete the set - She's part of the 2011 The Museum Collection ( Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, and Gustav Klimt )
Hope you enjoyed learning, if you didn't know him, a pinch about this artist as I did!