The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

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Subject Matter – A couple kissing wrapped up in his cloak,surrounded by flowers and nature.

Line – Implied vertical lines

Colour – Gold, red, blue, dark green, white, black, purple

Shape – Rectangles, circles, ovals, triangles

Texture – Rough stone, soft flowers, soft petals

Tone – On the cloak you can see slight aspects of highlights

Composition – The couple are not central and are more justified to the left of the image

Style – Painted during his “Golden Period” this style is similar to his other work during this time, showing a very similar and consistent style

How does this image show this? – A perfect square canvas is used just like previous work in this style, organic forms in background and golden colours used

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