The Kiss, by Rodin, originally represented Paolo and Francesca, from Dante’s Divine Comedy: slain by Francesca’s husband who surprised them as they exchanged their first kiss.  Originally designed for part of The Gates, until Rodin decided that a depiction of happiness and sensuality was incongruous in with the larger work.   Source: Musee Rodin website

The Kiss, by Rodin, originally represented Paolo and Francesca, from Dante’s Divine Comedy: slain by Francesca’s husband who surprised them as they exchanged their first kiss. Originally designed for part of The Gates, until Rodin decided that a depiction of happiness and sensuality was incongruous in with the larger work. Source: Musee Rodin website

Gavin Worth "The Kiss" - Steel wire and poplar, 21"x16"x5.5" http://www.gavinworth.com/thekiss.html

Gavin Worth "The Kiss" - Steel wire and poplar, 21"x16"x5.5" http://www.gavinworth.com/thekiss.html

"The Kiss of Death" in Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery. Beautifully macabre

"The Kiss of Death" in Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery. Beautifully macabre

Cornelia Parker, 'The Distance', 2003. Auguste Rodin's 1889 The Kiss wrapped in a mile of string by Parker for the Tate Triennial.

Cornelia Parker, 'The Distance', 2003. Auguste Rodin's 1889 The Kiss wrapped in a mile of string by Parker for the Tate Triennial.

Brancusi (Romanian artist) The Kiss. - http://www.pinterest.com/ericvose/artists-brancusi/

Brancusi (Romanian artist) The Kiss. - http://www.pinterest.com/ericvose/artists-brancusi/

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