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  The Kiss by Rodin Statue Bronze Finish, Parastone Collection - RO12X

The Kiss by Rodin Bronze Finish, Parastone Collection, designed for Gates of Hell, iconic love anniversary wedding marriage sculpture


 
In 1880 the French sculptor Auguste Rodin received the commission for the Gates of Hell, a decorative door full of statues for the future Museum of Decorative Arts (Musee des Beaux Arts), to be decorated with low reliefs inspired by The Divine Comedy of Dante. Although the Gates of Hell was never completed, some of Rodin's most famous and memorable pieces were originally done for it including The Thinker, Adam, Eve, and The Kiss. He sculpted them in several sizes and exhibited them extensively. This sculpture is based on a love story reported by Dante in his Divine Comedy and sculptured by Rodin for The Gates of Hell. Francesca's father arranged for her to be married to Gianciotto in a political union to end a war between Malatesta and Rimini. Gianciotto's younger brother, Paolo, was sent to advise Francesca. Upon meeting, they fell in love. Tricked into marriage with Gianciotto, Francesca pursued Paolo until one day they were found in her room. Gianciotto thrust a rapier towards Paolo, but struck both Francesca in her bosom and Paolo. The lovers both and were buried together in a tomb. Their love has frequently been illustrated by artists, as Rodin captures the tenderness of their eternal kiss.

Material : Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted bronze finish. Statue replica is from the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection. Included : Description card about artist and artwork in four languages.

Small: 6H x 3.5"W x 3.5L
Large: 9"H x 5.75" W x 5.5"D


Item# Item Name List Price Our Price Qty Add
RO12 The Kiss by Rodin Bronze Finish - Small - RO12
$58.00
$49.00
RO11 The Kiss by Rodin, Bronze Finish - Large - RO11
$158.00
$129.00
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Perfect Replica August 17, 2012
Reviewer: April Acosta from Los Angeles, CA United States  
The Kiss in a bronze finish is a perfect replica of the original.  I am very pleased with the artwork and extremely happy with Museumize's customer service.

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