Klimt The Kiss Art Tote Bag
The Kiss tote bag has a interior lining, inside zip pocket and zipper top to keep your contents secure. This art tote bag features Gustav Klimt's most famous painting "The Kiss" on both front and back. Our Klimt tote has wide, subtle cotton straps for comfort and a hard bottom that helps it keep its shape. A great Klimt gift idea, this Klimt Kiss tote can be purchased with other Klimt gifts including our Klimt, travel mugs, silk scarves and Klimt art glass jewelry!
About Klimt "The Kiss" 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. He developed his signature style and produced "The Kiss" 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 Flöge 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.
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