The Kiss

by gustav klimt

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      Gustav Klimt's famed oil on canvas The Kiss, 1908 is an intimate, sensual art nouveau piece.  This art print showcases a couple embracing one another with elaborate intricate patterned robes draped over their entwined bodies, evoking a mood of romantic intimacy.  Klimt's composition is iconic, showcasing the couple in-front of a golden starry background, kneeling on a flourishing flower bed. The Kiss portrays a harmonious colour palette and composition and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modernist period, embodying the art nouveau period of passion perfectly.  A captivating statement piece worthy of a special place in a contemporary or vintage interior decor setting. 
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The Artist

GUSTAV KLIMT

Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918) was the leading Viennese painter of the early 20th century.  Klimt influenced many artists of the time including close friend, Egon Schiele.  The widely celebrated artist is known for his decorative sensual portraits, murals and richly flourishing landscapes. 

The luxurious art from Klimt's 'Golden Phase' (1907 - 1908) was adorned with gold, silver and platinum leaf, including his most famous 1908 piece 'The Kiss'.  Klimt created art nouveau masterpieces evoking elaborate and emotional artistry which made Klimt the most prolific artist of his time.

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