Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Kiss Gustav Klimt Date: 1907-1908 Style: Art Nouveau (Modern) Period: Golden phase Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 180 x 180 cm Location: The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria Tags: couples Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 585x600px, View all sizes The Kiss is probably Gustav Klimt’s most famous work. It is also the high point of the artist’s Gold Period, which was characterized by his use of gold leaf in his work. This painting is one in which Klimt deviated from his portrayal of dominant in women in the form of a femme fatale. Instead is the portrayal of love and art, a couple locked in a golden-flecked, flower-filled embrace. Klimt was a man with an unbridled sexual appetite, as he fathered at least 14 illegitimate children. It is rumored that Klimt and his longtime companion, Emile Floge, who was also said to be his lover, were the models of the painting, which was selected to be printed on the Austrian 100 euro coin, minted in 2003. Gustav Klimt: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (160) All Artworks by Name (160) STYLES Art Nouveau (Modern) (99) Japonism (7) Neoclassicism (3) Realism (5) Romanticism (2) Symbolism (51) PERIODS Early works (25) Golden phase (70) Late works (45) SERIES "Allegorien" Neue Folge (2) The Beethoven Frieze (5) GENRES allegorical painting (32) animal painting (1) cityscape (4) design (3) genre painting (3) landscape (41) literary painting (3) mythological painting (3) nude painting (nu) (2) portrait (51) poster (1) religious painting (1) sketch and study (7) symbolic painting (8) Gustav Klimt Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (160) All Artworks by Name (160) Art Nouveau (Modern) (99) Japonism (7) Neoclassicism (3) Realism (5) Romanticism (2) Symbolism (51) Early works (25) Golden phase (70) Late works (45) "Allegorien" Neue Folge (2) The Beethoven Frieze (5) allegorical painting (32) animal painting (1) cityscape (4) design (3) genre painting (3) landscape (41) literary painting (3) mythological painting (3) nude painting (nu) (2) portrait (51) poster (1) religious painting (1) sketch and study (7) symbolic painting (8) Portrait of a Girl, Head Slightly Turned Left Gustav Klimt Fable Gustav Klimt Idylle (Idylls) Gustav Klimt Painted composition design to medicine Gustav Klimt The Globe Theatre in London Gustav Klimt Allegory of Sculpture Gustav Klimt The Old Burgtheater Gustav Klimt Portrait of Joseph Pembauer Gustav Klimt Sappho Gustav Klimt Emilie Flöge, Aged 17 Gustav Klimt Portrait of Emilie Flöge Gustav Klimt Portrait of a lady Gustav Klimt Portrait of Marie Breunig Gustav Klimt Josef Lewinsky Gustav Klimt Love Gustav Klimt Music Gustav Klimt Junius Gustav Klimt Orchard Gustav Klimt Schubert at the piano I Gustav Klimt Sculpture Gustav Klimt 1 2 Load more Advertisement.