The Kiss on the move

February 27, 2017

One of the events scheduled to commemorate the centenary of Rodin’s death is a special exhibition called Rodin: the Centennial Exhibition, from March 22 to July 31, 2017 at the Grand Palais in Paris. This event would not be complete without the sculptor’s masterpiece The Kiss – an icon of Western art and an ode to sensuality – which has therefore been moved for the occasion. The terracotta version of The Kiss is still on display.

This is a unique opportunity for the Musée Rodin to display less famous but equally significant works by the sculptor. The Kiefer-Rodin exhibition, from March 14 to October 22, held in both the exhibition room and Room 5 of the museum, explores the artist’s modernity. For this occasion, Absolution – a work with no equivalent in the artist’s oeuvre – has been meticulously restored and will be presented to the public for the first time on March 7.