What is your first thought when I say kiss?
Kissing a loved one? Well I surely hope so , but here this is not what It is about.
But what kiss means to artists and how they transmitted into their art. Some paint romantic pictures like Klimt, for some It's a symbol for love because It makes you feel desired or desirable.
Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship and good luck, among many others. In some situations a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect or greeting.
Depending on the culture, relationship and context, a person may kiss another on their lips, cheek, head, hand and each of these gestures may carry a different social significance.
But what does It feel when we are kissed or we kissing?
Kiss in Art
Kiss in Ads
And more contemporary perhaps you heard or saw the Benetton advertisements, but have you actually seen this?
Last Fall (2011), Benetton launched its new worldwide communication and marketing campaign, an invite to the leaders and citizens of the world to combat the “culture of hatred” and creates the UNHATE Foundation.This campaign was created as the group’s corporate social responsibility strategy. The Benetton Group “seeks to contribute to the creation of a new culture against hate”. According to Benetton “These are symbolic images of reconciliation—with a touch of ironic hope and constructive provocation—to stimulate reflection on how politics, faith and ideas, even when they are divergent and mutually opposed, must still lead to dialogue and mediation”.
Since Hate and love are often in a delicate and unstable balance this campaign promotes a shift in the balance.
I kiss the camera :)
My kiss collection
Red Lips Rhinestone Gold Band Cut Kiss Fashion bracelet and ring
|Upcycled lips bag from Primark|
|Charlotte Olympia Kiss me Dolores|
Kiss in Design
|The architect Franco Audrito, the founder and the driving force of Studio 25 in Torino|
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind said:
"No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."
I kiss you
|At Luisa Via Roma Party June 2011|