Timeless Love

This gallery displays images, both paintings and photographs, of people kissing; a form of affection.  I chose these specific images because the couples in the illustrations are expressing their love for each other, similarly, the creators of the illustrations are expressing themselves through their artwork by capturing a moment, a feeling.  In a sense, the producer of each image is creating a visual of, perhaps, how they feel towards art; LOVE.  The first image is titled “Rise and Monty Kissing”, captured by Nan Goldin, in New York City, dating from 1988.  It was made from silver dye bleach print, printed in 2008, and can be found in the MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art.  The photograph displays a young couple exemplifying gender roles, long before gender politics were taught in schools.  The second image is called “Kiss”, created by Kang, Hyung Koo, dating from 1998, and can be found in the Korean Art Museum.  This painting is oil on canvas, and displays a close up of the couples facial features and muscles, linked together to tell a story.  Many lines are used to depict the individuals hairs, wrinkles, and veins.  The third image is titled “The Kiss II”, created by Koh Sang Woo, dating from 2008, and is displayed in the Korean Art Museum.  This photograph is done by the artist painting directly on the models bodies, and during the final exposure, the colours are reversed, leaving an electric vibrancy of the human bodies.  In a sense, artistically, the couple is electrified by the kiss.  The fourth illustration is called “Couple Kissing. Illustration to Three Lilies by Jan Neruda 20th Century”, created by Hugo Steiner-Prag.  This etch has a very eerie feel to it, as the kiss is accompanied by sitting skulls.  The image itself is signed in the lower right of the photo by the artist.  The board of the sketch is so bold that it creates a contrast between the frame and the dark etch.  The last image is named “The Kiss”, created by Edvard Munch, dating from 1897, and is currently displayed in The Munch Museum, Oslo.  It is a painting that is capturing a timeless, frozen, romantic moment from inside a room, while the world outside of the window is nonstop and ever changing.  The couples faces mould and shade into each others, showing that couples are one.  This image exemplifies the connection and togetherness of couples in love. 

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