THE MOST ROMANTIC PAINTING
Have you seen the famous Painting KISS by Gustav Klimt which portrays a couple in a loving embrace sharing an intimate moment in a field of flowers and gold leaf ?
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement.
Much of Gustav Klimt's work including the Golden Kiss is on display at the Belvedere gallery in Vienna.
In 1888, Klimt received the Golden order of Merit from Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria for his contributions to art.
Intimacy is shown by the way the individuals are locked with each other. The LOVE seems almost spiritual.
His mosaic inspired masterpiece can be seen as a result of his journeys in Italy, where he came across the style. Thanks to the gold in the painting, this period was also referred to as his ‘golden phase’.
With twenty-four works, the Belvedere holds the world’s largest collection of oil paintings by Klimt, including the two masterpieces from his Golden Period, Kiss and Judith, major portraits (Sonja Knips, Fritza Riedler, and Johanna Staude etc.), landscapes.
True to its name The Belvedere has a beautiful view of the gardens and the city of Vienna.
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