Liebe / Love.1895.
Oil on Canvas.
60 x 44 cm.
Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna.
Art by Gustav Klimt. (1862-1918).
“This painting originates as sample for the book published by Gerlach & Schenk in Vienna under the name Allegorie und Emblem / Allegory and Emblem. The book was as defined by Historism a collection of samples concerning the form vocabulary. Love is divided in three compartments. The frame is tranferred on the canvas and decorated with roses, symbolizing love, over a golden backround. In the center a young lady with her head tilt back and closed eyes is in the arms of her lover in expectation of the kiss.”
Source : klimt.com.