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Today Is Art Day Magnet - The Kiss - Klimt

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About Today Is Art Day Magnet - The Kiss - Klimt

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

About The Kiss
This oil-on-canvas created by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt has become his most popular work. The painting depicts a couple embracing each other, their bodies entwined in elaborate beautiful robes decorated in a style influenced by the contemporary Art Nouveau style. It was first exhibited under the title Liebespaar (The Lovers).

Besides paint, Klimt used gold leaves, silver and platinum in this work. He was inspired to use gold leaves after visiting Italian churches in which he saw Byzantine mosaics.

Klimt himself may be the man in painting, however this has not ever been proven. If it is in fact Klimt, this would be the artist’s only known self-portrait.

Soft Enamel Magnet
1.25"
7 colors
Backer card (90 x 52 mm)
Transparent bag with hole

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Klimt
Gustav Klimt was a controversial Austrian symbolist painter during his time. Klimt’s main subject in his work was the female body and the beauty of femininity. Art community heavily criticized his art for being too sensual and erotic. Today, they’ve proven to be some of the most memorable paintings ever to emerge from the Vienna Secession movement. He furthered and advocated for the Art Nouveau movement (also known as Jugendstil in Germany). Eventually, he remains one of the most talented decorative painters of the 20th century. Klimt’s “Golden Phase” is quite possibly his most widely recognized period of art. This period emerged following positive reactions to his work and some financial success. The Golden Phase period included a large variety of paintings created with gold leaf in their production. Many of his works during this time, were very popular due to, in part, this utilization of gold with paint. While Klimt never saw much merit or fame from his work during his life, he has reached immortality in death and has greatly influenced the art community after his passing. Musart is proud to showcase the work of such a genius pioneer, who was incredibly important to the ongoing conversation of the art community as a whole.

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