Discover our statues and items inspired by the masterpieces from Gustav KLIMT.
The Kiss was painted by this Austrian Symbolist painter between 1907-08, the highpoint of his ‘Golden Phase’, 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
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter who was considered to be particularly controversial during his time. Klimt’s main subject in his work was the female body. His work was criticized for being too sensual and erotic, although they’ve proven today to be some of the most memorable paintings to ever emerge from the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt’s “Golden Phase” is quite possibly his most widely recognized period of art. This period emerged following positive reactions to his work and subsequent financial success. Many of his paintings during this time, including The Kiss, were made with gold leaf.