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TFIW0000010 Replica Figure, Historical Model of the famous sculpture of August Rodin: The Kiss height 17 cm. A nice museum gift.

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Like The Thinker, The Kiss is also borrowed from the Hellepoort, Rodin's opus magnus. It is originally based on the figures Paolo and Francesca from Dantes Inferno, who have been sentenced to hell forever because they kissed each other after Francesca married Paolo's brother. The final image of De Kus gives a different impression, not of despair but of happiness and casual love. The image is very sensual but exudes a certain sweetness. The kiss was sent in by the French government in 1893 to participate in the World Columbian Fair in Chicago, but the U.S. authorities found the statue too risky for a public display. It was set up in a private room accessible only with special permission. Perhaps due to the mysterious atmosphere, the screening was a great success and De Kus has remained one of Rodin's most popular works to date.

Geert Posted on 18 January 2023 at 11:32

Zeer snelle levering door Museum-webshop. Mooi beeldje maar is in tegenstelling tot hetgeen in de webshop vermeld staat geen 17 cm hoog maar 15 cm hoog. Een tip is om van meerdere kanten een foto te laten zien alsmede in de omschrijving te zetten van wat voor soort materiaal deze replica is gemaakt. Is vrij licht in gewicht.

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