Patrick Bade

Patrick Bade is an art historian. His works include Femme Fatal: Images of Evil and Fascinating Women, and studies of artists such as Degas, Klimt and Renoir.
Gustav Klimt at Home

Art and cultural historian Patrick Bade was a lecturer for the MA programme at Christie’s Education in London until 2015. A prolific author, his publications include Femme Fatale: Images of Evil and Fascinating Women, and a number of monographs on artists such as Degas, Renoir, Burne-Jones, Beardsley and Tamara de Lempicka. He has also taught at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Opera House.

Finding Nemon
Emigré sculptor Oscar Nemon, whose subjects included Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill and Sigmund Freud, was one of the 20th century’s greatest and most flamboyant artists. Born into a Jewish Croatian Family, he sought refuge from the Nazis in England. His daughter Aurelia Young, in conversation with cultural historian Patrick Bade, told his rip-roaring story. In association with Insiders/Outsiders and ...
The Loveliest Girl in Vienna: The Life of Alma Mahler
Tom Lehrer famously wrote a song about Alma, inspired by, he said, “the juiciest, spiciest, raciest obituary that has ever been my pleasure to read.” A talented composer in her own right, Alma’s first kiss was from Gustav Klimt and she married or had relationships with the most famous men of the day – Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius, Oskar Kokoshka and Franz Werfel. At the epicentre of fin-de-siècle Vienna’s artistic and intellectual life, the story of one of history’s most complex...
The House of Fragile Things
Between 1870 and 1945 several prominent French Jews, pillars of an embattled community, invested their fortunes in France’s cultural artifacts, sacrificed their sons to the country’s army – and were ultimately rewarded by seeing their collections plundered and their families deported to Nazi concentration camps. James McAuley, Paris correspondent for The Washington Post, explores the central role that art and material culture played in the assimilat...