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.
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.