About Klimt Piatnik Jigsaw Puzzle – 1000 Pieces – The Kiss (1907-1908)
This exclusive Gustav Klimt Piatnik Jigsaw Puzzle includes 1000 pieces features one of the most notorious works by the Vienna Secessionist artist The Kiss (1907-1908). Currently, on display at Gallerie Belvedere in Vienna, Gustav Klimt’s work The Kiss, was made during his iconic “Gold Period” through his lavish use of gold leaf inspired in Byzantine religious artwork. The Kiss depicts a couple locked in an embrace, located in an indeterminate and ambiguous place and time. The viewer is only able to see of the embracing couple, segments of their bodies and virtually nothing of the man’s face so as to emphasize the engulfing nature of this intimate and passionate moment. Aside from the figures, the rest of the canvas dissolves into shimmering, extravagant yet flat patterning. Klimt’s ties with the art nouveau movement are reflected in the patterning of the figures, which in itself reflects the visual conflict between two and three-dimensionality associated with other modernist artists like Edgar Degas. In The Kiss, the patterning also signifies gender contrasts – rectangles for the man’s garment, circles for the woman’ s. Yet the patterning also unites the two lovers into a single formal entity underscoring their erotic union. Scholars believe the kiss represents Klimt and his long-time friend Emilie Flöge, a member of the Viennese bohemian and fin-de-siècle circles. More details on Klimt Piatnik Jigsaw Puzzle – 1000 Pieces – The Kiss (1907-1908):
- Dimensions: 15.8″ x 11.8″ x 2″ inches
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Material: Cardboard, non-toxic ink.
- Details on Puzzle: 1000 pieces, jigsaw puzzle.
- Warning: Not recommended for children under 3 years old.
- Artwork: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918). The Kiss. 1907-1908. Oil on canvas, 180 x 180 cm. Österreichische Galerie im Belvedere.