BEHRENS, Peter
(b. 1868, Hamburg, d. 1940, Berlin)

The Kiss (Der Kuss)

1898
Colour woodcut, 273 x 217 mm (image)
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Behrens regularly exhibited paintings and woodcuts in the 1890s. His colour woodcut The Kiss depicts a kissing couple, their faces framed and joined by voluptuous Jugendstil curves formed by their own tresses. This woodcut is from the periodical Pan, Vol. IV, no. 2 (Jul-Aug-Sept 1898)