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“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt Named Most Romantic Oil Painting for Valentine’s Day 2012

Klimt’s Masterpiece Portraying a Man and Woman in a Tender Embrace Garnered the Highest Traffic in overstockArt.com’s Romantic Gallery for the Second Consecutive Year

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The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 23, 2012 - The popular online art gallery overstockArt.com, published today its official Top 10 list of most romantic oil paintings for Valentine’s Day 2012. Topping the chart for the second year in a row is Gustav Klimt’s sensual masterpiece “The Kiss.” Other artists named on the 2012 Valentine’s Day Top 10 Romantic Oil Paintings list include Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Paul Gauguin, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

The Top 10 Romantic Oil Paintings according to overstockArt.com’s statistics are:

1. “The Kiss,” Gustav Klimt
2. “Hand with Bouquet,” Pablo Picasso
3. “Summer Evening,” Edward Hopper
4. “The Equestrian,” Marc Chagall
5. “When Will you Marry?,” Paul Gauguin
6. “Dance in the City,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
7. “Two Women Running on the Beach,” Pablo Picasso
8. “Boating on the Seine,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir
9. “Fulfillment (The Embrace),” Gustav Klimt
10. “The Meditative Rose,” Salvador Dali

More than 3,700,000 page views to overstockArt.com’s Romantic Art Gallery in the past year, www.overstockArt.com/romantic.html, were tracked. According to the click tracking, “The Kiss,” was the most sought after painting clicked at nearly seven percent, and Pablo Picasso's “Hand with Bouquet” came in second, garnering five percent of the clicks to grab.

Created during Klimt’s “Golden Period,” “The Kiss” is renowned because of its tender representation of two lovers intertwined into one being, symbolizing the strength of this bond. The opulent and sensuous images in the painting create a sense of decadence, which modern art lovers appreciate to this day. “The Kiss” has topped not only the Top 10 Romantic Oil Paintings for two consecutive years, but has been one of the top four paintings in overstockArt.com’s annual Top 10 Oil Paintings list for the past six years.

"Every February we see a large spike in the traffic visiting our Romantic Art Gallery. Last year, the two weeks leading to Valentine's Day brought 50 percent of all annual traffic to the gallery," said David Sasson, founder and president of overstockArt.com. “Valentine's Day brings out the romantic in all of us and with sensuous paintings like ‘The Kiss’ and tender images such as ‘Hand with Bouquet’ – it’s easy to find a fine art piece that your loved one will treasure for a lifetime!”

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Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s most successful distributors of wall décor items. With more than 100,000 wall décor combinations to choose from in stock at all times, overstockArt.com has become a premier shopping destination for fine art reproductions online. The Wichita, Kan. based online art gallery was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010 and 2011 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 list and inaugural Second 500 Guide, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for excellent customer service. For more information, visitwww.overstockArt.com.

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