The Painted Kiss

The Painted Kiss

by Elizabeth Hickey

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 16/10/2006

RRP  $32.00 $30.50
In this passionate and atmospheric debut novel, Elizabeth Hickey reimagines the tumultuous relationship between the Viennese painter Gustav Klimt and Emilie Floge, the woman who posed for Klimt's masterpiece The Kiss -- and whose name he uttered with his dying breath. Vienna in 1886 was a city of elegant cafes, grand opera houses, and a thriving and adventurous artistic community. It is here where the twelve-year-old Emilie meets the controversial libertine and painter. Hired by her bourgeois father for basic drawing lessons, Klimt introduces Emilie to a subculture of dissolute artists, wanton models, and decadent patrons that both terrifies and inspires her. The Painted Kiss follows Emilie as she blossoms from a naive young girl to one of Europe's most exclusive couturiers -- and Klimt's most beloved model and mistress. A provocative love story that brings to life Vienna's cultural milieu, The Painted Kiss is as compelling as a work by Klimt himself.
ISBN:
9780743492614
9780743492614
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
16-10-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
290
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x16mm
Weight:
0.37kg

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