Gustav Klimt - The Kiss
Large card 120 x 170mm
The Artist -
Gustav Klimt (1862-1916) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. His primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.
The Kiss was painted between 1908 and 1909, the highpoint of Klimt's "Golden Period",