Sculpture and relief

“Kiss” by Auguste Rodin: What Makes the Sculpture Unique

At first glance, the sculpture by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) may seem quite ordinary to us. The kiss of two naked people in marble will surprise few people now. But for its time, the end of the 19th century, the work was extraordinary. And it’s NOT even about the nudity of the figures. After all, at …

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Properzia de Rossi “Joseph and Potiphar’s wife”

We see the relief with two figures of man and woman and a bed with canopy. The figures turn to us by their left side. Joseph is standing. Potiphar’s wife is sitting on the bed. With one hand she holds onto the edge of her bed. With her other outstretched hand, she grabs the man …

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