The Kiss   -   Rodin


The Kiss


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 10"H x 6"W x 7"D
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The Kiss
ighly intense and deeply felt, this kiss has enchanted entire generations for its sense of modesty and purity with which it has been portrayed. The two bodies are in fact nude, and the woman is in the man's arms, but there is an infinite tenderness in the hands that hold her, and their lips do not touch. It is the interpretation of love by Auguste Rodin, among the greatest sculptors of the nineteenth century.

Auguste Rodin

François-Auguste-René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art.

Sculpturally, Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, deeply pocketed surface in clay. Many of his most notable sculptures were roundly criticized during his lifetime. They clashed with the predominant figure sculpture tradition, in which works were decorative, formulaic, or highly thematic. Rodin's most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, and celebrated individual character and physicality. Rodin was sensitive to the controversy surrounding his work, but refused to change his style. Successive works brought increasing favor from the government and the artistic community.egacy solidified. Rodin remains one of the few sculptors widely known outside the visual arts community.