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The Kiss

Oil Painting Reproduction on Canvas

By Gustav Klimt
SKU: 150903OM161773
A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts Movement. The work is composed of conventional oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau—and is considered Klimt's most popular work.

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The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his "Golden Period", when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period.

It takes as a starting point the symbolism and the Japanese prints. Art must have a new definition in the company and this research is expressed here with the Kiss. Its art is made of modernity and a very close connection with the erotism. The artist seeks to give a dimension almost crowned to his painting. It is the topic of the pressure in love. A couple is intertwined on a floor of flowers resembling a meadow, it is wrapped in a full gilded clothing. The decoration of this cape, with the image of a mosaic, varies according to the sex : black and white rectangles for the man, of the coloured circles and the flowers for the woman. Of this emergent unit heads and the hands which constitute the expression of a great intimacy. The knelt woman gives herself to her companion the closed eyes and lets herself go to the passion of the love. Picture evokes a world of harmony where the couple is isolated in sublimation from the feeling in love, being unaware of the real-world and evolving in an unreal and idealized world makes of a great power in love. Klimt compared the sexual pleasure to the artistic joy and gave him a spiritual dimension. It was also attached to the representation of the ideal beauty.

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Name The Kiss
Art Style Symbolism
Subjects People
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Museum Österreichische Galerie Belvedere - Vienna -(Austria - Vienna)
SKU 150903OM161773
Medium Handmade Oil Painting
Orientations Square
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