Klimt: The Kiss, Silk Scarf

About the Artist

Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) was as controversial as he was successful in his time. His works were often criticized for being too sensual and erotic, and his symbolism too deviant. Today, they are regarded as some of the most important paintings ever to come out of Vienna. After an early impressionist phase, Klimt came under the influence of symbolism and art nouveau. During this time he was a prominent member of the Vienna Secession. His own mature style, manifested in large allegorical paintings as well as in female portraits, combined a linear construction with a hint of modernity that links him with the following generation of expressionists.

Klimt: The Kiss, Silk Scarf

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This vibrantly colored silk scarf is inspired by Gustav Klimt's famous painting The Kiss (1907/1908), the culminating work of his golden period. In the painting a couple is depicted in a passionate embrace. The man is bent over the woman, and she—clinging tightly to him—awaits his kiss. Passion, eroticism, and lovers united by a kiss are themes that occupied Klimt throughout his career. The lavish ornamentation and use of gold is reminiscent of Byzantine mosaics.

  • 100% silk
  • 15.5 x 68 inches
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Austria

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