Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-1908. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

I use this image a lot in demos because the zooming shows off paint and even the texture of the canvas dramatically. Klimt uses very rough thick canvas – almost like burlap – and you can see that and the thickness of the paint when you zoom in on details of this image… Reveals a lot about a work that everyone already thinks they know.

James Shulman, President

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-1908. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-1908. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-1908. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-1908. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907-1908. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.