Klimt's The Kiss Journal

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Klimt's The Kiss Journal
Klimt's The Kiss Journal
Klimt's The Kiss Journal

2018 marked one hundred years since the death of one of the most significant artists of modern times, Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). To pay tribute to his daring artistic vision, we’ve created two Special Edition covers that spotlight his “golden phase.” During that period he painted these iconic pieces, destined to rouse instant recognition in both serious art lovers and those who simply have an appreciation for beautiful artifacts.

Featuring linear patterns and tender florals, Klimt’s famous The Kiss, reproduced here, shows itself as a direct descendant of these two styles. The speckled golden shimmer of the painting’s background, common to much of the work that Klimt produced during his “golden phase,” was attributed to his fascination with the look of Byzantine religious mosaics that he saw during his travels in Venice and Ravenna. He was also enthusiastic about traditional Japanese art, which would have inspired his flat backgrounds done with the use of gold leaf.

Klimt engaged in many affairs throughout his life, but from the early 1890s until the last of his days he also enjoyed a loyal, though likely platonic, relationship with Emilie Louise Flöge, an Austrian fashion designer. It is believed that the couple captured in a moment of intimate rapture in The Kiss is a depiction of the great painter and his lifelong companion.

 

Product: Lined page Journal

Pages: Midi 240 /  Ultra 144

Material: 100% recycled binder boards / FSC-certified text paper / Decorative printed cover paper / Acid-free Sustainable forest paper

Dim:  Midi 5" x 7" / Ultra 7" x 9"

Klimt's The Kiss Journal
Klimt's The Kiss Journal
Klimt's The Kiss Journal