The Kiss

The gold of the mosaic is made of a thin white or yellow 24-carat gold leaf, between two glasses The mosaic gilded frame is executed in gouache technique
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A detail of the mosaic showing the different types of gold used and the modern processing technique A detail enhancing the use of lead
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From "The Kiss" by Klimt
Mixed technique
cm. 70x80 (27.6 x 31.5 in, left top) and 70x70 (27.6 x 27.6 in, right top)
Direct method on provisional base
Materials: venetian smalti, gold, lead, volcanic stone, crucible reminants.
Work to be inserted into a gouache gilded wood frame.