Emilie Flöge - Marek Dutka
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 47cm x 62cm
Framed in a black wooden box frame.
In Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting The Kiss, a couple embraces and their gold leaf-flecked robes swirl together in scintillating patterns. Many believe that the couple represents Klimt and the fashion designer Emilie Flöge, whose decades-long romance generated bold, envelope-pushing creative collaborations. But while Klimt’s highly controversial portraits scandalized collectors and propelled him into the spotlight, Flöge, a successful businesswoman and fearless, trailblazing designer, remains a hidden gem—largely unknown and unrecognized in the fashion history.