The Kiss - Gustave Klimt is his most famous work. He used oil paints and gold leaf as his medium. His inspiration came from the Byzantine mosaics he saw during a trip to Italy a few years before the conception of this work.
Gustav Klimt - was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt's primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism.