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Friday, February 03, 2006

The Influence- The Kiss

: The Influence

'The Kiss' by Gustave Klimt (1862-1918)

I remember feeling awestruck when I saw Gustave Klimt's "The Kiss". It's just an absolutely wonderous work of art.

For some reason, there isn't much online about Gustave Klimt, but thankfully, I had recieved a book as a birthday gift about this wonderful and fascinating artist.

Klimt was the first chairman of the Secession, a movement against the older artistic generation and their values. His paintings are easily reconginzed for their sensuality and the use of gold with a lot of ornamenting.

My favorite thing about this painting is the symbolism behind each aspect- for example, the woman's ornamentation is done with circles, while the man's is done with rectangles. I also love the details, the colors, the general aura of magic that Klimt managed to achieve.

Pretty, isn't it?

: The Influence
:Jackson Pollock
:Al-Hambra Vases

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