Le Baiser (the Kiss)1901-4 by Auguste Rodin

The Tate’s The Kiss is one of three full-scale versions made in Rodin’s lifetime. Its blend of eroticism and idealism makes it one of the great images of sexual love. However, Rodin considered it overly traditional, calling The Kiss ‘a large sculpted knick-knack following the usual formula.’ The couple are the adulterous lovers Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini, who were slain by Francesca’s outraged husband.
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Source: musee-rodin.fr
Tags: kiss passion
Media: marble sculpture
Dimensions (h/w/d): 72 48 60 (182 122 153 )
Location: Tate Museum , London, UK