Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mosaic of the Week: The Kiss

At Century Studios, we are often asked to adapt a client's favorite painting into a glass piece. In 2008, we were commissioned by a couple in New York City to create a piece inspired by The Kiss, which was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907/08. The Kiss was created during Klimt's "golden age",  when he would incorporate gold leaf on surface of his paintings. Creating this image as a mosaic rather than a stained glass window allowed us to use iridescent lustre glasses which gave the work a shimmering, reflective surface. Small iridized jewels dot the surface of the mosaic giving the mosaic a three dimensional look.

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