#141 - The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
- Number of Colors: 36 shades and some beads
- Stitch Count: 250w X 266h
- Finished Size: 18" x 19" when stitched on 14 count black Aida cloth
This is the brilliant masterpiece, The Kiss, by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. This masterpiece is now housed in the Osterreichische Galerie, Vienna but now you can recreate this priceless treasure to enjoy at your own leisure. Our adaptation uses Mill Hill glass beads and DMC metallic flosses to capture the luxurious dazzle of the original. You will find The Kiss will become a centerpiece in your home. Friends and family will also love our cross-stitch kit, which truly makes an elegant engagement, wedding, or anniversary gift!
This design is a celebration of romantic love that exemplifies the sensuous refinement of Art Nouveau. As the leader of this movement in Vienna, Klimt embraced an ornamental style which sought to oppose the sterility of machine-made products. The ornamental rhythms of this allegorical design underline the intimate surrender to love and emotion which enfolds the embracing lovers. A truly captivating design.