The Kiss Vase by Gustav Klimt illustrates the eternal bliss of two young lovers forever locked in an embrace. The dominant colors are yellow and gold amidst a bed of green and red. Klimt's most famous painting has been adapted to cover the front of a ceramic vase. The vase has been cleverly designed to enhance the appeal of the lovers at center as the top edge has a rounded pattern. Put your favorite flower bouquet inside and decorate your home or desk. Art vase is made from kiln-fired ceramic, color and gloss finish, and measures 9"H x 4"W x 2.5" diameter.
This vase is part of an art vase collection called Silhouette d'Art. It is crafted from fine ceramic and decorated with a famous masterpiece painting. Vases are a cooperative effort between two European fine art manufacturers -- Parastone, a Dutch Art Company, and John Beswick, a British ceramic company. The famous art masterpieces are selected for their visual beauty and then applied to a special shaped vase design with a cut edge to enhance a design element from the painting.
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Klimt was a prominent member of an innovative group of artists called Sezession and is considered to be one of the main pioneers of modern art. Apart from this, his ornamental Jugendstil style evokes an irresistible feeling which is inspired by the fin-de-siecle of 19th century Vienna: elitist, liberal-middle class, decadent, and pleasantly decorative. His work is extremely recognizable due to his monumental style combined with Byzantine-like ornamental art and classical symbolism, created against the background of romanticism which was so characteristic of his time.
In Sezession's own words: Art guides us to an ideal realm, the only place where we will be able to find pure joy, pure happiness and pure love. A choir of angels from paradise. Joy given by divine sparkles. That kiss from the entire world!
The Kiss Painting by Gustav Klimt (1907)
Two lovers embrace from under a golden cloak on a bed of flowers. The man leans down to kiss his beloved. They are at once lost forever in rapture. The painting is now in the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna. In accordance with the Jugendstil tradition, these lovers appear to be detached from the world. An impression that is reinforced by the application of shades of gold and gold leaf.