Dr. Ross Kilpatrick's ground breaking paper
on Klimt's The Kiss is the inspiration for my Emilie Floege Collection. Dr. Kilpatrick, an expert in Greco-Roman mythology, uncovered previously unidentified mythical and celestial symbolism in Klimt's painting, The Kiss. Dr. Kilpatrick recognized the ivy in the hair of the man and the distribution of the stephanotis flowers in the woman's crown to be those of the god Dionysus and his bride Ariadne.
To celebrate the wedding, Dionysus had flung the stephanotis
flowers of her crown into the sky, which then became
the constellation Corona Borealis.
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918), an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches and other objets d’art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body. His works are marked by a frank eroticism. Gustav Klimt's paintings command extraordinarily high prices at auction. In November 2006, his portrait of he Adele Bloch-Bauer II was sold at
auction for eighty-eight million dollars.
Emilie Louise Floege was Klimt's life companion.
A beautiful presentation of Gustav Klimt's biography, 80 of his works, exclusive articles and up-to-date exhibitions can be found at Artsy.net.
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$75 petite (1 1/2", 2 1/4" with loop)
$100 medium (2", 2 1/2" with loop)
$125 statement (2 1/4", 3" with loop)
$35 accompanying blown glass earrings