100 euro: Painting

100 euro Painting - 2003 - Austria

This gold coin is dedicated to painting, and the most famous of the artists of the Viennese school "Jugendstil" Gustav Klimt, was chosen to represent this art form. The obverse of the coin depicts Klimt in the loose painting gown he favoured, standing in his studio with two unfinished masterpieces on easels. Also located on this side of the coin is the country of issue 'Republik Österreich' (Republic of Austria) and the face value of 100 Euros. Klimt's most famous painting, "Der Kuss" (The Kiss) is featured on this side of the coin, a work painted in 1908 at the height of his 'golden period'.