The Kiss - Auguste Rodin - Resin with bronze patina
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
This sculpture was to be part of the monumental door, known as the Door of Hell, commissioned from Auguste Rodin in 1880 for the future Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, but the work will be realized in bronze only after the death of the artist. The Kiss was intended to evoke the episode of Paolo Malatesta's tragic passion for his sister-in-law Francesca de Rimini; in the end, Auguste Rodin decided not to integrate it into the overall composition and presented it to the public in isolation. The work was an immediate success and was executed in marble and bronze in various sizes.
Among the couples of lovers, so frequent in the work of Rodin, The Kiss is far from being the boldest. Yet it has always been considered as the symbol of sensuality and its extraordinary fame can be explained by its powerful sensitivity and the skilful arrangement of its forms.
These reproductions are accompanied by a history of the work.
The symbol and description "Reproduction - musée Rodin" guarantee the authenticity of the sculpture reproduction.
Edited by: Musée Rodin
Material: resin with bronze patina
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