The Kiss. Episode of Youth
Magnificent reproduction of The Kiss (original title: "Il bacio. Episodio della giovinezza. Costumi del secolo XIV"), a work by Francesco Hayez painted in 1859. It is currently in the Pinacoteca Brera in Milan (Italy).
The author depicts a scene set in the 14th century, apparently in line with the spirit of the pictorial Romanticism in which it is framed. Two lovers kiss under the gaze of a maid who watches them, probably because it is a forbidden love. The style has a very high realism, with an exceptional quality in details such as the fabric of the dress worn by the young woman.
The socio-political context of the time, at the height of the nationalist furore of the Italian unification (1848-1870) we can reach a second, more interesting interpretation. The lovers who merge in an embrace are dressed in shades of red, green, white and blue, suggesting an alliance between the kingdoms of Piedmont and Sardinia with France, to confront the Austrian Empire. This interpretation did not go unnoticed, making the painting a symbol of the unification of Italy.
In Martí Arte you can find different classic reproductions high quality and in different sizes. We are experts in reproduction of works of art from different periods and styles. If you want to buy cheap oil canvases online, at our catalogue you will find what you need, as well as other reproductions in different materials.
Top quality materials: choose between Fine Art Opaque Matte 180 gr/m2 paper - 325 gr/m2 removable adhesive vinyl - Dibond (rigid aluminium composite board) or 390 gr/m2 cotton canvas.
Printing: Plotter of 12 pigmented inks with water base. Our printing technology
Protective coatings on all our reproductions on canvas. This layer protects against physical, chemical and ultraviolet rays aggressions. The varnish gives this product the best finish on the market. We apply the "facsimile" finish. with brush by handwhich gives relief to the brushstroke.
Frame for stretched canvas: we use spliced pine frame, with the edges decorated as a continuation of the painting itself. Edge thickness (depth) to choose 2, 3.5 or 4 cm.
In our artisan workshop we make sure that the frames are of the highest quality. All our mouldings are made of natural wood with different finishes.
- Film on paper: glass 2 mm. Táblex backside nailed and sealed with gummed paper.
- Canvas: Canvas glued on rigid. Nailed and sealed with gummed paper.
Attention: for transport security, our standard shipments accept framed artworks. with glass up to 70 cm larger side. Contact us if you are interested in larger sizes.