Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, although he was never accepted into France foremost school of art. Why? Because he was a rebel from the beginning, and many of his most notable sculptures were severely criticized during his lifetime. Today, ‘The Kiss.’
The Kiss (1889) was originally part of a group of reliefs decorating his monumental bronze portal The Gates of Hell. The work was commissioned for a planned museum of art in Paris but the lovers were later removed from the Gates of Hell and replaced with another couple located on the smaller right-hand column.
“The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.” Auguste Rodin.
A second copy of The Kiss was made for Edward Perry Warren, an eccentric American collector who lived in Lewes in Sussex, England. And a third replica was commissioned in 1900 by Carl Jacobsen for his projected museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The replica was made in 1903, and became part of the initial collection of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, inaugurated in 1906.
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“Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.” Auguste Rodin.
Video: Discover the secrets of The Gates of Hell by Auguste Rodin. It’s much more than a sculpture, it’s a whole new world full of meanings and feelings. One of the most important artworks of all times. Don’t you think so? Enjoy this beautiful masterpiece of art!