Pages

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

KISS KISS

KISS KISS is the theme on Wednesday Stamper this week.
The only thing that came to mind when I saw this was "THE KISS" by Gustav Klimt, I knew I had some Klimt swirls stamps somewhere so I had a rummage around and found them and used them to create the background for the postcard (the picture is actually called "The Three Ages of Woman")

Last year the Tate gallery in Liverpool held a major Klimt exhibition as part of the city of culture celebrations and what an experience that was, it was mind blowing! So, I had some postcards lying around from that( though not of The Kiss itself, that wasn't included in the exhibition as it is too fragile to move)................the idea was starting to come together!!
Another artist whose work I like very much is Charles Rennie Mackintosh, he was a contemporary of Klimt and they did have some contact (there was some Mackintosh bits and pieces in the exhibition) so when it came to the words on this piece the Mackintosh style alphabet I have seemed to be just right!!

So, this is my entry for the KISS KISS challenge!

21 comments:

Femmy said...

beautiful!! great colorcombo!!

Rein said...

Fabulous piece!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Gorgeous artwork. Very nice card.

KardKrazy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

sija said...

Gorgeous art work!

herminesplace said...

its gorgoeus, great background

Kersten said...

So vibrant and beautiful. I love the colors you've used and the background flourish stamp, too.

belindaschneider said...

oooooh, is loooove this!

Stempelfrosch said...

Fantastic piece of work!
LG Anke

Claudette said...

awesome

Gabi Mewi said...

Love Klimt and love your ATC.

Faye said...

Beautiful work, Sue. The colors and the text are gorgeous.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous art, beautifully created!

Kris Dickinson said...

Absolute perfection! I love Klimt and this is a beautiful piece!

Gillian :O) said...

Really Beautiful Sue, wonderful attention to detail!

Robin said...

Wonderful art!

Lavender Rose said...

Sue, it's brilliant, the beautiful stamped background is perfect for that postcard. I tried to get into that exhibition last year but didn't make it after an altercation with a bolshy marshall and my OH!!! It was during the Tall Ships weekend, probably not the best time to try to get into the Tate!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ooooooooo clever!! Missed seeing this yesterday...not quite sure how- its really beautiful Sue.

Deborah March said...

Mmmm, FABULOUS piece!

Flo said...

very pretty piece!

lisa said...

love your card, great style! I linked to this post in my blog carnival - hope you'll take a look! http://lafemmepapier.blogspot.com