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Educational Workshops

Bringing Paintings to Life – The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

This coming weekend we will discover the history of one of the most famous paintings in the world. This is the painting with the title “Kiss” by the great Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.

This painting, before it was even finished, was exhibited and sold for a price that broke all records for its time. Its cost reached 25,000 crowns when the most expensive painting sold in Austria at the time was close to 500 crowns. 

Klimt’s oil painting was noted for the rich decorative motifs surrounding the depicted couple. Gold leaf and elaborate compositions make up a Byzantine decoration that characterizes many of Klimt’s works. We call the period when the style with these imperial elements combined with the use of gold leaf was more intense, the “Golden Period”.

In Austria this painting is considered a national heritage and to honor it in 2003 they issued a collector’s coin worth 100 euros where on one side is engraved the portrait of Klimt working in his workshop and on the other side is engraved a detail of the painting itself “Kiss”. 

Dates: March 9 & 10

Classes: Saturday 16:30-18:00

Sunday 10:30-12:00, 12:30-14:00

Participation is ensured by the timely telephone communication of the parent on the phone 22860 85141 Tuesday – Sunday 10.00-18.00. Up to 20 children per section. First come first served.

Workshop coordinators: Eleni Palle, Lydia Karagiannidis