Ancient Sculpture Gallery

The Kiss Bronze sculpture by Ausguste Rodin (large)

Made of 100% pure bronze (lost wax)

Finish: Bronze

Dimensions: 50" high (127cm)

Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)

Item No. B-RODINKISS

Baltimore Museum of Art

Period: 19th Century Art

$4,990.00


The Kiss Bronze sculpture by Ausguste Rodin (large)
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Large famous Kiss of Lovers PURE 100% BRONZE Sculpture by the Famous Auguste Rodin. Rodin has been appreciated for decades as one of the pre-eminent Realist sculptors of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century. Rodin's goal, as he put it, was "to render inner feelings through muscular movement." He achieved this aim by joining his profound knowledge of anatomy and movement with special attention to the body's surfaces, saying, "The sculptor must learn to reproduce the surface, which means all that vibrates on the surface, soul, love, passion, life...Sculpture is thus the art of hollows and mounds, not of smoothness, or even polished planes." To this end, his detailed modeling and energetic poses are strikingly vigorous and lifelike...even one hundred years after they were created. The Kiss Sculpture was inspired by Dante's tale of Paolo and Francesca, lovers entwined for eternity in the Inferno, this statue was initially part of Rodin's Gates of Hell. Of the many couples sculpted during his tumultuous liaison with Camille Claudel, The Kiss is the most sensuous. The poet Rilke compared it to "a sun that rises and floods all with its light." One of the original castings of Rodin's The Kiss resides at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Wrote the poet Rainer Maria Rilke of this masterpiece: "One has the impression of seeing the delight of this kiss all over these bodies; it is like a sun which rises and its light is everywhere." This sculpture was cast using the lost wax method, and is 100% museum-grade bronze.

Specification

Made of bronze (lost wax). "Lost Wax" bronze (or hot-cast bronze) is actually 100% pure Bronze - essentially copper and tin. The most known and used process for making "lost wax" involves pouring of molten bronze. This is the same method used by the ancient civilizations to create bronze sculptures. The making of a "lost wax" bronze is a complex and time consuming process, and specific technical expertise is needed to accomplish the task of making a bronze.

For more details please visit our "Bronze Fountains and Sculptures FAQ"

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