This high relief sculpture/painting was accomplished using acrylic paints, and the techniques of quilting and trapunto on a 3X4 foot stretched canvas. The mohair bears appear to be in a blissful state as are their human counterparts, entwined among the floral and gilded canvas clothing and backdrop. The woman in the original Austrian painting was Emilie Floge, maybe a lover, and some claim that the male is a self portrait of Klimt, however he denied any interest in painting himself. This artwork now resides at the Teddy Bear Museum, Korea. The Klimt Kiss masterpiece, in Vienna, Austria.
Click the photos below in sequence to see how "The Kiss" was made.