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The Kiss by Rodin

The Kiss by Rodin
The Kiss by Rodin

The Kiss by Rodin Sculpture in bronze.  Although it was originally intended to be part of the Gates of Hell, Rodin did not feel that it fit and removed the figures to make them an individual statue. Its blend of eroticism and idealism makes it one of the great images of sexual love. The couple are the adulterous lovers Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini, who were slain by Francescaís outraged husband.

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