Klimt: The Kiss, 1908

Klimt: ' The Kiss ', 1908 ' painted by Sydney artist Peter Inglis. Klimt: ' The Kiss ', 1908
My interpretation | original

"The Kiss" is one of the most reproduced paintings of modern times. In it, Klimt combines abstract symbols on a two dimensional plane with his mastery of traditional portraiture.

The effect is lavish and quintessentially romantic.

The original version of "The Kiss" is 1.8 x 1.8 metres. In this smaller excerpt I have focused on the lovers.

Key to it's appeal lies is the artful combination of portraiture with decorative design and the use of gold leaf.

Note that this version uses faux gold leaf, you can commission the piece with real gold, and in any size.

A hand-painted interpretation of the original by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) | Painted 2014 at Crows Nest | Acrylic on stretched canvas | 60 x 120 x 3.6 cm

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