Sequoia Parents Association – Back to the '80s
Auction Ends: Mar 6, 2017 10:00 PM PST

Art

Canvas Painting of "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimpt (2'x3' - framed)

Item Number
148
Estimated Value
$280 USD
Sold
$130 USD to bab477a22
Number of Bids
7  -  Bid History

Item Description

Kindly donated from the impressive art collection of our own Ms. Heaney.

 

The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, 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. The painting is now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palaceVienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau—and is considered Klimt's most popular work.