The Kiss; by Gustav Klimt, painted between 1907 and 1908. It was the high point of his "Golden Period". He was doing well when he painted works in a similar gilded style. He embraced the constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style, the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The Kiss, a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau—
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"Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow." -Romeo and Juliet
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