A fascinating novel. If you enjoy art; you will enjoy this book. However, the book is a little different twist in that Hickey's writing reimagines the drama of Klimt's lifestyle, along with his many portraits & paintings. Klimt is a gifted artist who has multiple affair's with the women posing for portraits & paintings in his studio. 'The Painted Kiss' is the special painting that disappoints Emilie, one of the women who poses for Klimt. A novel that will keep you reading out of curiosity..
Every chapter like opening a gift! A richly painted text of a rare relationship. Insightful telling of societal and individual challenges and rewards during this period in time and place, and in accordance with age, gender, occupation, station in life, and more.