About Rodin The Kiss Statue
The Kiss by Auguste Rodin (1889)
Rodin The Kiss is one of the artist’s best-known creation. The kiss is taken from The Gates of Hell, Rodin “Opus Magnus. Paolo and Francesca from Dante “inferno inspired the creation of The Kiss. Both were convicted to Hell for eternity because they kissed each other after Francesca had married Paolo “brother. Sensual but also radiating a certain and unconstrained love. The statue comes well protected in a safe packaging with an attractive booklet to learn more about Rodin’s art, life, and his iconic masterpiece.
- Height: 5,3″
- Material: cast and resin with a bronze finish.
- Care instructions: Dust cloth
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The story of Rodin The Kiss popularity started in 1893. The bronze sculpture was presented to the World Fair in Chicago, but the American authorities found the statue too provocative for public exhibition. It was displayed in a very private room to which there was only access by “˜special permission.’ The secret atmosphere around Rodin The Kiss statue during the exhibition, stimulated great interest and to this day The Kiss has remained one of the most popular of Rodin “works.
About Auguste Rodin
Rodin’s work has suffered a lack of understanding by his contemporaries, and it was partly due to the original character of his art at that time. His career has been marked by the mixed reactions his work provoked with the audience. He felt little for the strict formats of Romanticism and neither did he want to identify himself with the neutrality of the Impressionists.
Rodin The Kiss is the perfect illustration of his passion for the human body as a source of inspiration. He said about himself that he was incapable of any creativity if he did not have an existing model in front of him.
Rodin’s Quote: “˜In everything I follow nature and I never pretend I am able to control her. My only ambition is to be subservient and faithful to her’.