Gustav Klimt's The Kiss is most likely his most famed artwork from a long and distinguished profession and is also at all times in demand oil painting reproductions. This specific masterpiece was painted in 1907 when Klimt was 45 years old. This is also thought to be as his Golden Period. It shows a couple, in different tones of gold and symbols, sharing a kiss against a bronze background.
Behind the respected nature of Klimt was a man with a ferocious sexual appetite. He was certainly fascinated with redhead ladies. It is no shock that the woman in The Kiss has red hair. In The Kiss, Klimt portrayed a couple locked in an embrace. The rest of the painting dissolves into shimmering, luxurious flat patterning. This patterning has clear ties to Art Nouveau and to the Arts and Crafts movement and also brings up the conflict between two- and three-dimensionality intrinsic to Degas works of art and other modernists.
It has been a long time issue on who the girl in the painting is. Many thinks about she is Klimt's precious companion Emilie Floge but many people say that she was a model called 'Red Hilda.' There is powerful visual proof that she is the same model for the masterpieces, 'Woman With Feather Boa' , 'Goldfish' and 'Danae'. There was also a few who thinks it was his nephew. So many speculations, but not a thing is truly sure.
It was also witnessed that Klimt's earliest paintings differed from those which he is now most widely known for. They were generally more traditional works based on more natural subjects as an alternative to make believe based portraits which evolved into more frequent later on his career. The portrayals of female sexuality and complex myriads of colour and boldness were mixtures which appeared as he grew in effectiveness and confidence together with imagination. Like most artists, improvement followed with experience. This came from his trips around Europe and also from his socialising with other Austrian artists in and around Vienna.
The Kiss is a discreet manifestation of Klimt's emphasis on eroticism and the liberation therein. The Kiss falls in line with Klimt's search for gratification and the redeeming, major power of love and art. It is only one of Klimt's masterpiece oil paintings from a career of recognized success and heritage.
There are several masterpieces that Klimt made throughout his career. The most famous ones are Beethoven Frieze, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Judith and the Head of Holofernes, Mada Primavesi, Death And Life, Tree Of Life, Mother And Child, Pallas Athene, Forest Birch Trees, Three Ages Of Woman, Music, Johanna Staude and so much more.