This sculpture by Auguste Rodin
of a man and a woman kissing
is the iconic symbol of eternal love, appropriate to be given as a gift for an anniversary, wedding or secret admirer token! The two lovers are shown embracing for a kiss. Our Rodin statue replica
is made from crushed marble and resin, white, and measures 9 7/8"H x 5"W x 5 1/4"D. It is part of the highly collectible Parastone Museum Collection
. Comes with a description card about the artist.NOTE:
The statue is matte white, not shiny. Our flash created a shiny look.About Rodin's The Kiss:
In 1880 the French sculptor Auguste Rodin received the commission for the Gates of Hel
l, a decorative door full of statues for the future Museum of Decorative Arts (Musee des Beaux Arts), to be decorated with low reliefs inspired by The Divine Comedy of Dante
. Although the Gates of Hell
was never completed, some of Rodin's most famous and memorable pieces were originally done for it including The Thinker, Adam, Eve, and The Kiss
. He sculpted them in several sizes and exhibited them extensively.
This sculpture is based on a love story reported by Dante in his Divine Comedy
and sculptured by Rodin for The Gates of Hell. Francesca's
father arranged for her to be married to Gianciotto in a political union to end a war between Malatesta and Rimini. Gianciotto's younger brother, Paolo
, was sent to advise Francesca. Upon meeting, they fell in love. Tricked into marriage with Gianciotto, Francesca pursued Paolo until one day they were found in her room. Gianciotto thrust a rapier towards Paolo, but struck both Francesca in her bosom and Paolo. The lovers both and were buried together in a tomb. Their love has frequently been illustrated by artists, as Rodin captures the tenderness of their eternal kiss.
We also sell this in a smaller size as Small Kiss RO02: