Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Dimensions: 180 x 180
A kiss, a masterpiece of Klimt's golden age, is considered his most famous painting. Picture painted shortly after his series of three paintings to decorate the ceiling of the University of Vienna, which at the time caused a scandal with its erotic frankness. Unlike this series was the kiss immediately enthusiastically received by the public. Characters lovers standing on the edge of a blossoming meadow. A man wears a crown of vines clamped woman dress, revealing her shoulder and face and giving him a painting stand (opposite the man is almost entirely wrapped up and his face is not visible). Gold color refers to the old medieval illustrated prints and ancient mosaics (Klimt them reportedly inspired during a visit to Ravenna, where he saw a Byzantine mosaic in the Basilica of St. Vital). The spiral patterns on dresses women refer to the Bronze Age. Decoration housing can is formed by linear patterns. The characters have supernatural lightness - almost seems to have become separated from the gravity and eventually from all earthly worries.
Klimt painted picture Kiss in 1907. Prevailing color of this fine art print is yellow and its shape is square. Original size is 180 x 180. This art piece is located in Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Gustav Klimt (1862-1918).
As a painter, Klimt represents the best period of Vienna – a time when the works of Sigmund Freud or Mahler were developing, and Vienna was at the very least the Central European centre of culture and education. Klimt’s work combines symbolism
and Byzantine features that create the undertone of his Art Nouveau style. Klimt’s images have a special, even anxious, atmosphere that often shows the Freudian idea of erotica in any human movement and action. Klimt paints two-dimensionally, with intense colour while at the same time very gently and with refined dignity. Among Klimt’s famous works are the Water Snakes
- two women with stylized, interwoven bodies that evoke the surreal world of fantasy and sensuality. Another masterpiece is Danae
, a work inspired by Greek mythology, depicting a girl seized by Zeus, who was turned into a golden rain (Danae later gave birth to Perseus). His paintings often aroused passions and public protests, not only for their content but also for the innovative painting methods - eg. The Girlfriends,
an image of two women at a romantic meeting.