This Klimt statue is a high-end replica of the painting "The Kiss." The renowned 20th-century artist, Gustav Klim illustrated the powerful bond between a man and a woman. The original painting is a large allegorical canvas which combines linear construction and vibrant colors depicting a beautiful woman and a man against a bejeweled background. Following the Jugendstil tradition, these lovers appear to be out of the world. The application of gold and gold leaf reinforce this impression. The Klimt statue gives the lovers another dimension.
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.