The Kiss , Gustav Klimt
The kiss is a work by the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and probably the best known. It is an oil painting with gold and tin foil on canvas measuring 180 x 180 centimetres, painted between 1907-08.
This work, which follows the canons of Symbolism, is a canvas with mosaic decorations and a gilded background. gold leaf was inspired by a trip he had taken to Italy in 1903. When he visited Ravenna saw the Byzantine mosaics of the church of San Vital. For Klimt the flatness of the mosaics, their lack of perspective and depth only enhanced the brilliance of the gold, and he began to make unprecedented use of gold and silver leaf in his own work.
Normally Klimt's works created scandals and were criticized as "pornography" and evidence of being "excessively perverted". The works set Klimt up as a "pornographer".enfant terrible"for his anti-authoritarian and anti-populist views on art. He wrote: "If you can't please everyone with your works and your art, please please a few". On the contrary, The Kiss was received with enthusiasm, and immediately found a buyer. This work is exhibited at the Austrian Gallery Belvedere from Vienna.
In Martí Arte you can find different reproductions of Gustav Klimt of 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.