"The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt

Great Works


Painted by Austrian Symbolist artist Gustav Klimt during his 'golden period', this masterpiece of the early 20th Century, 'The Kiss', is surely a simple portrait of love. But looks can be deceiving. Richard Stemp, explores the symbols and signs hidden within the couple’s embrace.

you may also like

Click the keywords below to learn more:

Image of Richard Stemp, lecturer and art historian
Richard Stemp
Also in the series
If you’d like to learn more...