WHERE YOU CAN ADMIRE THE KISS BY KLIMT AND WHAT IT PORTRAYS
The Kiss by Klimt is one of the most famous kisses in history of art and, in fact, I put it on the special list of the Famous kisses: 5 masterpieces talking about love.
Romantic, delicate, precious, the painting is one of Gustav Klimt’s masterpieces.
Painted between 1907 and 1908, it portrays the essence of love, and in this post I’ll explain where you can admire The Kiss by Klimtand what it exactly portrays.
The Kiss by Klimt
WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE KISS BY KLIMT
The Kiss by Klimtis housed at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, museum in the Belvedere palace, in Vienna.
The Museum is located in one of the most important example of Austrian Baroque art, and was the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy.
Inside the museum you can admire The Kiss by Klimt and some of the most famous masterpieces by Klimt.
WHAT THE KISS BY KLIMT PORTRAYS
The Kiss by Klimtportrays two lovers in a tight embrace placed in an abstract place, and surrounded by golden light.
The woman’s eyes are closed and she is completely locked in her lover’s embrace and his tender kiss, while the man’s hands are cradling the woman’s face.
They wear golden tunics printed with geometric patterns, while the space around them is undefined and describes the moment the two lovers are living, the moment in which the world seems to disappear.
The Kiss by Klimt belongs to Klimt’s “Golden Period”, that is that phase in which, drawing inspiration from the Byzantine mosaics he had seen in Italy (Klimt had visited Ravenna and Venice), gold prevails in his paintings.
Klimt’s use of gold in his artworks eliminates completely any sense of depth and gives the painting a brand-new light, which seems to exit the canvas.
The Kiss by Klimtsymbolizes the triumph of sexual love, and the painting aroused great controversy because it was considered almost pornographic.
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