There is something serene and so beautiful about this painting and a couple of years ago I was lucky enough to see it in the flesh!
This is one of my favourite paintings for many reasons. The first being the immediate feeling of calm it gives me, as with may of his pieces it is an overwhelming sense of calm and elegance. The luxurious paint and colouring are easy on the eye.
The extensive use of gold hues adds levels of dimension to his paintings, cultivating this perfectly in this particular piece, the kiss.
A couple lamenting in love is the vibe of the piece and there is a gentle emotion to be perceived by the two figures. RL