Today Google celebrates Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s 150th birthday by displaying a doodle of the artists’ most famous painting, “The Kiss”. Known as the most representative painting from Klimt’s “Golden Phase”, “The Kiss” is a square painting depicting a couple embracing one another, and was made using the gold leaf. It is one of the most iconic works of the modern period and it is currently held at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.
Known for his displays of eroticism, symbolism and Art Nouveau, Gustav Klimt’s paintings are some of the most expensive in the world. His most popular artworks include: The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Danae, The Kiss, Judith I, Judith II and also The Tree of Life, The Expectation and Mother and Child in the three ages of Woman.
If you haven’t enlightened yourself about Klimt until now, today is the perfect day to enrich your artistic knowledge. The artist is definitely a reference point in today’s art, inspiring thousands of artists. In honor of Klimt’s extraordinary work we have gathered some recreations of the famous painting “The Kiss”, done by deviantart users, each realized with a unique vision and perspective. Happy 150th birthday, Mr Klimt!