"The Kiss" - Gustave Klimt is his most famous work. He used oil paints and gold leaf as his medium. His inspiration came from the Byzantine mosaics he saw during a trip to Italy a few years before the conception of this work.
Detail from the painting 'Il bacio' (The Kiss) 1859 painting by Italian artist Francesco Hayez. It is possibly his best known work Francesco Hayez February 1791 – 21 December the leading artist of Romanticism in Milan.