Talk:The Kiss (Klimt)

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Gold ground[edit]

I think the term is wrong - there is nothing in common with the Wilton Diptych, for instance. You are, however, correct in the Byzantine heritage - but you might do better in bringing it closer the the AustroHungarian Empire, in Venice, and more particularly in Klimt and the Brukenthal museum, ie the Romanian (or rather Transylvanian) Sibiu school. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.29.17.130 (talk) 09:28, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Edits on The Kiss[edit]

Hello! As part of a project for a course I am currently enrolled in, I will be working on editing and modifying this article. Before going ahead and making edits, I'd like to list on what I intend to address over the next few weeks:

  • Improve the article's organizational layout (i.e. add appropriate headings and subheadings)
  • Format the summary of the article so that it is more comprehensive, and move some of the more specific details of the work to the actual "description" section
  • Reorganize the references/sources/external links section
  • Add neutral, unbiased content to the sections that may look more bare after having move around/added sections and headings.

Anything else that I work on will be added to notes or suggestions I make on here. Looking forward to working with my fellow Wikipedians!SeeleMeer (talk) 21:17, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Background on The Kiss[edit]

I've redone the background section for the painting, and moved what was previously there under a new header called "Reception". Under "Background", I stated common themes that appear throughout Klimt's works. I know I've read somewhere before that aside from Greco-Roman allusions, he also focused on sex, love, and intimacy. I currently cannot find any sources to support this beyond the articles I've seen online. If anyone else finds more solid or trustworthy sources that discuss the themes that Klimt explores in his works (particularly his precursors to The Kiss, please go ahead and add them!SeeleMeer (talk) 08:54, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

The Kiss by Francisco Hayez[edit]

One of the images under the "Description" section is The Kiss by Francisco Hayez. Visually speaking, it is easy to see that Klimt may have used Hayez's painting as inspiration to paint his own version of The Kiss, but I haven't read or seen any evidence of this. Also, there isn't anywhere in the article that actually draws the connection between Hayez's work and Klimt's. This makes me wonder if using Hayez's painting is an appropriate reference/comparison. Anyone else with thoughts on this? SeeleMeer (talk) 19:36, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Removed this, as well as two other non-"The Kiss" images.