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Kiss A Celebration of Love in Art

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ISBN-10: 2080200984

ISBN-13: 9782080200983

Edition: 2012

Authors: Serge Bramly, Jean Coulon

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Whether delicate and tender or passionate and intense, the kiss transcends time, cultures, moral boundaries, and sometimes even life itself. Although undoubtedly the art world’s best-known contributors, Rodin and Klimt are far from the only artists to have dedicated their work to this theme.A symbol of passion but equally of transgression and death, the kiss has been widely depicted throughout the history of art. Found in decorative patterns dating from the antiquities and in the most diverse forms of contemporary art alike, it represents one of the greatest legendary motifs. From Hayez’s medieval kissers clutched in a stormy embrace to Klimt’s iconic symbolist painting to Picasso’s…    
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Book details

List price: $17.98
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Flammarion et Cie
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

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