The Kiss (Lovers)

Figures: gold leaf, gold paint (gold powder dispersed in binder), silver, platinum, plumb, oil on primed canvas (zinc paint). – Background: Composition gold (brass), glazed | 180 x 180cm | 1908 (finished 1909)

Gustav Klimt

This kiss of the whole world! At the climax and culmination of his “Golden Phase,” Gustav Klimt painted his most iconic picture: a pair of lovers on a flower-strewn meadow. The man is standing, his features are angular and the ornamentation on his ga...
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