The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, Jurita 2021, watercolor, 40x30cm
Space called Man and Woman ..
The Kiss, originally called Lovers, is a painting by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Written in 1908-1909, it is considered the key work of the "golden period" of the artist's work, Art Nouveau or Art Nouveau style (in the French manner).
At first glance, the feeling that Klimt was going to portray lovers. But still he settled on a more ambiguous version of the relationship. Picture with connotations.
This is the moment before the kiss on the lips. Therefore, such a posture and such a position of the hands. For that time, this is characteristic - the capture of a moment, as one sigh, which will disappear immediately like a haze.
If you look closely, there are many details in The Kiss, indicating that there is only one character in the picture for lovers - a man. He is much older than her. This is evident from the pointed features of his face.
She is in a situation where she cannot say “no”, one gets such an impression, she is going to merge in a kiss with him clearly not of her own free will. And now she is faced with a choice - either closeness with her is not cute, or she is waiting for the abyss. Hence the tension in the arms and legs and the subordinate position. For the beginning of the 20th century, this is a very common situation. Beautiful non-silver girls quickly submitted to the passion of rich, not always young fans. This is, alas, a sad conclusion ...
Or ... Is this a prelude? A virgin, in the arms of an experienced man, from his hugs and kisses, she is dizzy, in languor, she weakens in his arms, her tense arms, as the last resistance, she agrees - this is the birth of a Woman ...
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W 30.00 cm x H 40.00 cm
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About the Artist
JURITA AGSA is artist, art collectors. Founder Lady Ju Gallery and BadBoy Love animals Award. Jurita AGSA founded the Lady Ju Gallery in 2016 and in the same way has since been involved in the development of the gallery and the integration of new technologies in the art field. Her experience...