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Rodin The Kiss Statue - Small (1889) - Black Bronze

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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.

Check out another bronze statue: The Thinker by Rodin

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.

Technical Specifications

  • Height: 5,3"
  • Material: cast and resin with a bronze finish.
  • Care instructions: Dust cloth


Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor who exhibited a unique talent to capture the extreme depths of human emotion. Although he didn't study at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he found inspiration in sculptural traditions. A majority of his criticism was due to his departure from highly decorative and thematic traditions. He preferred forms that were true to nature and took Michelangelo and Da Vinci as prime influences. Despite the controversy that surrounded his art, he refused to change his style, sticking to his vision until the end of his days. His most famous piece of Art, The Thinker, was originally part of a larger vision. Along with The Kiss and Gates of Hell, Rodin tried to encapsulate Dante’s Inferno in bronze. Eventually, the sculptor earned fame thanks to his unexpected realism and use of unconventional materials. Throughout his later life, he remains one of the greatest artists of his era.


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