About Klimt Notebook – Custom Works – The Kiss
This Klimt Notebook represents one of the artist’s most famous paintings: ‘ The Kiss’. The Kiss has enchanted audiences since its completion in 1908. Today, the awe-inspiring piece is housed in Vienna’s esteemed Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, though its illustrious legacy transcends Klimt’s Austrian roots. As member of the Secessionist Movement and a pioneer of Symbolism – a European genre of art characterized by mystical motifs, a personal approach to the visual arts, and an aesthetic similar to the contemporaneous Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements – Gustav Klimt took an avant-garde approach to painting. His distinctive style is particularly apparent in The Kiss, which was painted during his luminous “Golden Period”. Works produced during this time feature pronounced planes and delicate detailing made of gold leaf. Inspired by Byzantine mosaics, this gilding gives each piece a glimmering appearance that accentuates the ethereal nature of Klimt’s subject matter and style. More details on Klimt Notebook – Custom Works – The Kiss:
- Dimensions: 5″ x 8″ x 0.5″ Inches (est)
- Weight: 0.5 lbs (est)
- Materials: Metal spiral ring, hard cover notebook.
- Artwork: Gustav Klimt, The Kiss (1908)
- Made in the UK
About Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter who was considered to be particularly controversial during his time. Klimt “main subject in his work was the female body. He became known for the highly decorative style and erotic nature of his works, which were seen as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time. Gustav Klimt is a prominent figure in the 20th century art world, as well as divisive one for the time. Constantly plagued by obscenity complaints and people not appreciating his work, he furthered and advocated for a separation from Academic art, founding along with other artists, architects and designers the Vienna Secessionist Movement, which also praised the Art Nouveau style. Gustav Klimt is mostly known for his “golden phase” a time period during his career where he strived to lavishly use gold leaf in his works, under the influence of Italo-Byzantine religious works of Medieval and Proto-Rennaisance art, to convey a deep symbolic meaning.