Gustav Klimt (it. Gustav Klimt July 14, 1862, Baumgarten, Austria-Hungary — February 6, 1918, Vienna, Austria-Hungary), a well — known Austrian painter, founder of modernism in the Austrian painting. The main subject of his paintings was the female body, and most of his works are marked by a Frank eroticism.
As image objects Klimt preferred women. If his picture was a man, his face is usually hidden or tucked away.
Many modern critics, especially critics, the feminists, criticize the style of Klimt to depict women as passive object of male desire; they point out that the man in "the Kiss" dominates the woman, forced to huddle up to him for support. "Kiss" is not the only picture in the series of the talented works of this renowned master of the brush, through the efforts of producers of mosaics came to puzzles Klimt.