[]
[]
Click here if you would like to reset your password (PIN). If you do not know your password please visit a local branch to reset it or contact a librarian for help.

The Painted Kiss

A Novel
Hickey, Elizabeth (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Painted Kiss


Item Details

Vienna in 1886 was a city of beautiful architecture, elegant cafes, grand opera houses and a thriving and adventurous artistic community. It was there that twelve-year-old Emilie Floege met the controversial libertine and painter Gustav Klimt. THE PAINTED KISS follows the developing relationship between the moody, brilliant Klimt and Emilie, who blossoms from a naïve young girl to a sanguine older woman, becoming mistress of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating artists and the owner of an exclusive Viennese fashion house which Klimt helped design. Originally hired by Emilie's father to paint portraits of the Floege sisters, Klimt becomes Emilie's private art tutor and mentor, spending his summers with the Floege family at their summer home near Salzburg. An art expert, author Elizabeth Hickey brilliantly renders the fascinating cultural milieu of the time and brings to life her two unforgettable protagonists. As in real life, Klimt emerges as an enigmatic and sexually compelling figure whose dalliances include many of his models. Yet in spite of his frequent affairs, and the turbulent nature of their relationship, it's a matter of record that his last words after his fatal stroke in 1918 were 'Send for Emilie.' It is that unbreakable, lifelong bond that makes THE PAINTED KISS such a passionate and moving love story.
Authors: Hickey, Elizabeth, 1971-
Title: The painted kiss
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2005
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
Characteristics: 270 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Hickey
ISBN: 0743492609
Branch Call Number: FICTION HICKEY
More » MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Report This Apr 26, 2010
  • katiespires rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely wonderful. Based loosely on historical events. The story follows Emilie Floge (a designer) and the famous painter klimpt through their love affair.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.