Klimt painted Adele Bloch-Bauer again in 1912, five years after the first portrait. Adele is the only model that Klimt painted more than once. He adopted a very different palette for the second portrait. There was also a change in style. Although the use of patterning still proliferates in the painting, the patterns are not abstract decorative patterns, but can be read as representing reality. Rather than merging with the background as in the Adele Bloch-Bauer I, her figure is enveloped by wavy contours. She is shown standing on a richly patterned carpet and against a wall probably hung with tapestries. The full-length figure looks flat, but can be separated from the colourful background.