Private Life of a Masterpiece Episode 5: Auguste Rodin - The Kiss

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Private Life of a Masterpiece Episode 5: Auguste Rodin - The Kiss (BBC Documentary)

The Kiss is an 1889 marble sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The embracing couple depicted in the sculpture appeared originally as part of a group of reliefs decorating Rodin's monumental bronze portal The Gates of Hell, commissioned for a planned museum of art in Paris. The couple were later removed from the Gates and replaced with another pair of lovers located on the smaller right-hand column.

English: Sculpture of Rodin in the Rodin Museu...
Sculpture of Rodin in the Rodin Museum, Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
La Porte de l’Enfer (The Gates of Hell) by Aug...
La Porte de l’Enfer (The Gates of Hell) by Auguste Rodin situated at the Kunsthaus in Z├╝rich (Switzerland) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)