EAST SIDE GALLERY BERLIN: THE MOST FAMOUS KISS

East Side Gallery Berlin, where you can find one of the most famous kisses in the world.

Berlin is one of those cities that captivates and conquers you because, in it, you can find art, culture, history, and personality. Even if you have never visited the city, it is very likely that you have seen, on numerous occasions, the most famous kiss portrait found in the East Side Gallery, as it has undoubtedly become one of the most important points of the city.

For all those people who have never seen it and do not know what the story behind the famous kiss is, we will comment on this post on the origin of this kiss and the artist who immortalized this portrait.

What is the East Side Gallery?

Just as you have surely seen the portrait of this kiss, you surely also know what the East Side Gallery is. Even so, we want to briefly comment on what one of the most important monuments in the city of Berlin consists of.

As everyone knows, Berlin is a city with a great history, and it is precisely what is reflected through the East Side Gallery since it is the largest section of the Berlin Wall that is still preserved today.

We could say that the East Side Gallery is a museum or an open-air art gallery where numerous artists from all over the world have exhibited their art on the wall.

Throughout 1.3 kilometers, along the river Spree, 118 artists from 21 countries reflected the feeling of freedom and use their talent to express the protests they lived. They used this part of the Wall as a message to remember such an important moment as the one experienced by the city of Berlin and the whole world.

What is the story behind this famous kiss?

Undoubtedly, one of the murals that stands out the most throughout the entire East Side Gallery is the representation of a kiss between two men. This work is popularly known as “The Kiss” and although it surprises many people, it was a kiss that really happened. Over the years, it has undoubtedly become one of the most remembered kisses in history.

Over the years, history has referred to this act as the socialist fraternal kiss and it occurred in 1979 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The protagonists of this kiss were Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet leader, and Erich Honecker, the president of the GDR.

The act of kissing was not a coincidence, but a tradition of the socialist states. In this way, through this, what the two leaders wanted was to create a kind of ritual with which the two representatives of the states sealed their alliance and their agreements to guarantee order through the military authorities.

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Who is the artist who painted the famous kiss?

Although it has become one of the best-known murals over the years, probably not everyone knows who the artist of this great portrait was.

Specifically, the artist who made this work was the Russian painter Dimitri Vrubel. It was painted by the artist in 1990, two years after the fall of the wall. And in addition to standing out for the scene and the great representation it makes of the two characters, it also stands out for the ironic phrase that frames the mural: “My God, help me to survive this deadly love“.

Although at the time the scene did not symbolize freedom but rather the opposite, over the years, this kiss has become a great symbol to represent the end of the wall.

How did the idea of ​​painting “The Kiss” come about?

If the representation of this moment was already a curious aspect, the origin and the way in which the idea arose are even more curious.

Although the artist was Dimitri Vrubel, he was unaware of the existence of the photograph taken by the photographer Regis Bossu and which reflected the kiss between Brezhnev and Honecker. The reason why Vrubel decided to reflect on this scene was that a Scottish girl he met in Paris taught him photography and a poet friend of his invited him to paint it on the wall. After asking and to the surprise of many, Dimitri Vrubel was able to reflect on this moment on the Berlin Wall.

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