The kiss (lovers) was painted by the austrian symbolist painter gustav klimt between 1908 and 1909, the highpoint of his "golden period", 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. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. Gustav klimt (1862 - 1918) was a brilliant austrian iconoclast who rose from childhood impoverishment to become an artist who enormously impacted the viennese secession and art nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings and murals, klimt's works also encompass themes of regeneration, love and death. Embedding his work with images symbolizing the freedom of art from traditional western culture, klimt's eclectic range of influences included egyptian, classical greek, byzantine and medieval styles. A forerunner of modernism and the art deco movements, klimt's huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations and jewelry. Tallenge store has brought you this beautiful piece of art on a high quality 240 gsm 100% cotton canvas with gloss finish. This painting is printed on a high resolution hp inkjet large format production printer delivering sophisticated and elegant museum quality prints.
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