‘The Kiss’ by Gustave Klimt (1862-1918)
I remember feeling awestruck when I saw Gustave Klimt’s “The Kiss”. It’s just an absolutely wonderous work of art.
For some reason, there isn’t much online about Gustave Klimt, but thankfully, I had recieved a book as a birthday gift about this wonderful and fascinating artist.
Klimt was the first chairman of the Secession, a movement against the older artistic generation and their values. His paintings are easily reconginzed for their sensuality and the use of gold with a lot of ornamenting.
My favorite thing about this painting is the symbolism behind each aspect- for example, the woman’s ornamentation is done with circles, while the man’s is done with rectangles. I also love the details, the colors, the general aura of magic that Klimt managed to achieve.
Pretty, isn’t it?