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The Kiss (Klimt)

Painting by Gustav Klimt / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Kiss (in German Der Kuss) is an oil-on-canvas painting with added gold leaf, silver and platinum by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt.[3] It was painted at some point in 1907 and 1908, during the height of what scholars call his "Golden Period".[4] It was exhibited in 1908 under the title Liebespaar (the lovers)[5] as stated in the catalogue of the exhibition. The painting depicts a couple embracing each other, their bodies entwined in elaborate beautiful robes decorated in a style influenced by the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement.

Quick facts: The Kiss, Artist, Year, Medium, Dimensions...
The Kiss
ArtistGustav Klimt
MediumOil and gold leaf on canvas[2]
Dimensions180 cm × 180 cm (71 in × 71 in)
LocationÖsterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

The painting now hangs in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere, Vienna, and is considered a masterpiece of Vienna Secession (local variation of Art Nouveau) and Klimt's most popular work after Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.[6] It is considered by many as a famous work of art.[7]