Parastone - Klimt, The Kiss Silhouette Dart ceramic vase
Klimt - The Kiss Silhouette D'Art Vase
Klimt was a prominent member of an innovating group of artists called 'Sezession' and is considered to be one of the main pioneers of modern art. Apart from this, his ornamental Jugendstil style evokes an irresistible feeling which is inspired by de 'fin-de-siecle' of 10th century Vienna: elitist, liberal-middle class, decadent, pleasantly-decorative. His work is extremely recognizable due to his monumental style combined with Byzantine-like ornamental art and classical symbolism, created against the background of romanticism which was so characteristic of his time.
The ornamental facade seems to hide a pure almost esoteric feeling of felicity, portrayed in a classical manner, nestling in a bed of flowers. In accordance with the Juugendstil tradition, these lovers appear to be detached from the World. An impression that is reinforced by the application of shades of gold and gold leaf.
height: 23 cm. / diameter: 10 cm.