About Klimt Ballpoint Pen – The Kiss (1907-1908)
This Gustav Klimt Ballpoint Pen by Fridolin features the Vienna Secessionist artist’s iconic work “The Kiss” (1907-1908)representing the powerful bond between Man and Woman. His paintings are large allegorical canvases which combine linear construction and rich colors often illustrating a world of beautiful women and nudes against a bejeweled background. Now in the Österreichisches Galerie Belvedere, in Vienna. The ornamental facade seems to hide a pure almost esoteric feeling of felicity, portrayed in a classical manner, nestling in a bed of flowers. In accordance with the Jugendstil tradition, these lovers appear to be detached from the world. An impression that is reinforced by the application of shades of gold and gold leaf. More details Gustav Klimt Ballpoint Pen – The Kiss (1907-1908):
- Dimensions (Package): 6.”1 x 0.8″ x 0.8″ inches
- Weight: 0.5 lb
- Ink Color: Black
- Ballpoint Pen
- Original Artwork: Gustav Klimt. The Kiss. 1907-1908. Oil on canvas, 180 x 180 cm. Österreichische Galerie im Belvedere.
About Gustav Klimt
The Vienna Secessionist and symbolist artist Gustav Klimt (1863-1918), undoubtedly, Gustav Klimt managed to capture in his works the Fin-de-siècle period’s flamboyance, while tempering it with unsettling undertones through his lavish use of gold-leaf. Austria was the country most closely associated with the Fin-de-Siècle culture which characterized the period of the late 1800s. Historians coined the term Fin-de-siècle which literally translates to “end of the century” to describe the European, especially Austrian culture, which describes not just a chronological period but also an intense preoccupation with sexual desires, perversions and overindulgences caused by an increasingly large and prosperous middle class. The increasing economic prosperity of the middle class which aspired to enjoy the benefits of the aristocracy and as a result, evolved into a culture of decadence and indulgence. The culture became immersed into an exploration of the subconscious and although the fin-de-siècle culture was unrestrained and freewheeling, the determination to enjoy life masked anxiety prompted by significant political upheaval and uncertain future.