The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey

The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey

Regular price $14.50 Sale

Vienna in 1886 was a city of elegant cafes, grand opera houses and a thriving and adventurous artistic community. It was there that twelve-year-old Emilie Floge met the controversial libertine and painter Gustav Klimt. Hired by her father, a Viennese businessman, to give her some art lessons, Klimt provides Emilie with an education that Mr Floge would never have dreamed of when he introduces her to the world of struggling artists, models and rich patrons. THE PAINTED KISS follows the developing relationship between the moody, brilliant Klimt and Emilie, who blossoms from a naive young girl to a sanguine woman, becoming an acclaimed fashion designer and mistress to one of the twentieth-century's most fascinating artists. As in real life, Klimt emerges as an enigmatic and sexually compelling figure, who is unable to resist his urges when it comes to women, yet he maintains an unbreakable, lifelong bond with Emilie. It is a matter of record that his last words from his deathbed were, 'Send for Emilie.' THE PAINTED KISS is a passionate love story that is as sensual and compelling as a work by Klimt himself. This 2005 Hachette Australia Paperback is in good condition.

ISBN: 9780733619496 SKU: 1027146 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.