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Wednesday, 23 December 2015 07:47

The Kiss

This was one of my first appropriation works (copies of known paintings with deliberate changes in order to produce a new meaning). 

The base for this painting was The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. I left the painting unfinished, with almost no color (there is only a dark and dirty grey background in place of the shining gold Klimt used). Especially the kissing couple remain mostly as a sketch, two disappearing figures on a colorless background.

I suppose this painting gives (or tries to give with its colorlessness, its uncertainty, its unfulfilness) the opposite kind of feelings than the Klimt work.

Additional Info

  • Medium: oil & pencil on canvas
  • Size: 60 x 80 cm
  • Date: 2004
  • Availability: Not available /Private collection

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