Le Baiser
Bronze, 24 x 16 x 15 cm

USD 8,900 – 12,800


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About the artwork

The plaster was created in 1886. The kiss, inspired by his young student and love, Camille Claudel, exists in 4 sizes: 1,90 cm, 86 cm, 61 cm and 23 cm. The Kiss by Rodin is now an universal symbolism of the Eternal Love, romantic and pure. This bronze is a second cast, done in 1998, in an edition size of 75; all signed and numbered. Title : The Kiss, Signed : A. RODIN, Height: 23.5. cm, Foundry Valsuani & Airaindor (Stamped Airaindor), Edition: of 75, Year of creation : 1886, Year of casting : 1998, Patina: Black. Each sculpture, signed and numbered is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.

About the artist

Auguste Rodin was born on November 12, 1840, in Paris and is considered one of the greatest and most prolific sculptors of the 19th and 20th centuries. His artworks were so innovative and non-conventional that Parisian art critics initially denounced them. Despite these rejections, Rodin's works were well received outside of France and eventually won the recognition of his countrymen. He would later attain international fame and forever be considered by many as the Michelangelo of his time. He alone inspired a distinct style of sculpture and art that held true to the roots of western art - the perfection of the human figure. 

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