This beautiful Silver coin is the release in the new “Golden Five” series, dedicated to the KISS, one of the most recognizable paintings by Gustav Klimt. The coin has a beautiful Amber insert, has a wonderful coloration, has an incredible design and comes in an exposition case
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods. Early in his artistic career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he developed a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated when the paintings he completed around 1900 for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna were criticized as pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his “golden phase”, many of which include gold leaf. Klimt's work was an important influence on his younger contemporary Egon Schiele.
The reverse of the coin features the wonderful coloured image of the painting The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. On top of the coin, the beautiful Amber insert. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “GUSTAV KLIMT” – the name of the artist. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “NIUE ISLAND” – the issuing country and “1 DOLLAR” – Dei Gratia Regina.
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