Klimt The Kiss Art Earrings
Our exclusive Klimt art earrings feature a close up detail of his famous painting The Kiss. The design is taken from the bottom of this beautiful painting and features draping gold triangles and purple flowers which can be theorized as symbolism from these vestments of artistic creation as golden rain blessing the fertile earth. These pretty Klimt earrings are made on a domed glass tile with iridescent purple fire polished Czech glass beads which picks up both the gold and purple tones in the design. Our Klimt art earrings hang from .925 solid sterling silver French wires. Pair them with our Klimt The Kiss for a special Klimt art gift idea for a special art fan or artist! A free gift box and information card about Gustav Klimt and The Kiss painting is included. Made in the U.S.A.
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter, whose primary subject was the female body. Born in 1862 he was one of 7 children with 2 of his brothers also becoming artists. Gustav studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts along with his brother Ernst. While he enjoyed fame as a mural painter, he also was criticized for the radical and symbolic paintings which were to to decorate the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna. That was his last commissioned work. Klimt became a founding member and president of the Vienna Secession which exhibited unconventional art in many forms. "The Kiss" was done in 1907-1908 in what is referred to as his "Golden Period". This striking painting is believed to be of both he and his life companion Emilie Louise Floge who was a clothing designer. This famous work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period and perhaps his most famous work.