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Opus 306, “Homage to Klimt – The Kiss”

This iconic image originated as an elegant design capturing a deep, loving passion between this prototypical male and female – as encapsulated in a decorative union conceived by the Viennese Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt. Variations followed, including two by Klimt himself, but now – a century later – Cano has done a “post- modern” homage to the artist that introduces more modernistic paint colors, acrylic skins which add relief, and textured gold surfaces both luminous and boldly applied. Together with the flat maroon background these fix the moment at a higher level of pure artifice…enlivened by the lush green of nature rising to offer support for it all.

DIMENSIONS – 60 x 48"

SERIES – Homage

MEDIUM – Acrylic on Canvas