Popularly known as The Lovers, The Kiss is widely considered to be one of the finest displays of Klimt’s Golden Period. In opposition to the harsh reception of his ceiling paintings at the University of Vienna, The Kiss, which was completed shortly thereafter, was met with immediate acclaim. It is now permanently housed as the centerpiece of Gustav Klimt’s largest collection of works in the Austrian Gallery.
Love, intimacy, and sexuality are common themes found in Gustav Klimt’s works. The Stoclet Frieze and the Beethoven Frieze are such examples of Klimt’s focus on romantic intimacy. Both works are precursors to The Kiss and feature the recurring motif of an embracing couple.
It is thought that Klimt and his companion Emilie Flöge modeled for the work, but there is no evidence or record to prove this. Others suggest the female was the model known as ‘Red Hilda’; she bears strong resemblance to the model in his Woman with feather boa, Goldfish and Danaë.
Our gravure rework is made of a handmade plate with Kiss painting and then printed with gravure etching technology using a high-pressure printing press of aluminum foil and a sheet of paper. This takes this masterpiece on new levels of stunning when viewed in-person.
▪️ TRUE MASTERPIECE IN YOUR HOME: Kiss by Klimt this well-known masterpiece can be located in your home with our handmade gravure rework.
▪️ HANDMADE GRAVURE: Our gravure (metallic print, etching) version of Kiss is made using a handmade plate featuring the original painting by Klimt. Then the plate is put through a high-pressure printing press using aluminum foil together with a sheet of paper. The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines in a unique way resulting in a remarkably vibrant print art piece.
▪️ METALLIC ART MASTERY: This Klimt painting on foil rework is crafted based on an ancient technique using new metallic print art technology to produce a stunning visual effect.
▪️ MULTIPLE WAYS TO FRAME IT: All our gravure arts are glued with state-of-the-art glue and machines to a black MDF board to provide immense legibility and equal shape. The best part is that you can easily insert this Klimt gravure into a frame or paspartoo type of frame and make it a focal point in your classy & artsy interior decor.
▪️ GIFT WITH HISTORY & CLASS: No matter the occasion, a gift of Klimt gravure foil art printing is a high end & indulging gift for any of your dear friends and family. Treat them with a memorable gift with a piece of history and meaning that will stay for generations to come.
Whether you want to enhance your art collection & décor with a stunning handmade gravure, or you want to add an upscale look with personality in your office, business, coffee shop or restaurant, the metallic print art gravure Kiss by Klimt is a great addition!