To follow Alan's romantic theme this week I had to search the net again and started with this sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum.
|The Eternal Spring Kiss - Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)|
(photo by Юката)
A cast bronze of Rodin's 'The Kiss' is in the National Museum of Warsaw. Conceived in 1889 it was cast sometime between 1898 and 1918. The bronze is signed A. Rodin and stamped F. Barbedienne Foundeur.
Much has been made of a kiss in a Paris street at the end of WWII but my next kiss comes from Australia.
|A Victory Kiss 1945|
This picture is in the Australian War Memorial Collection and shows a member of the WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Australian Airforce) kissing a policeman during the Victory Pacific celebrations.
As early as 1896 there was a romantic theme in films.
|Film still from The Kiss|
As you all should know not all kisses are welcome so I could not resist including this.
Under the influence of the Valentine atmosphere, Kerry couldn't wait to express her love to people she cared about - the first and foremost, her brother, Andy. You should do the same. Even better, send gifts or cards to your friends and family."
If I've bored you with these kisses I must ask, "Is there a more passionate kiss than this? Be ready....."
|Kiss of Death|
This can be seen in the cemetery of Polenou, the oldest urban cemetery in Barcelona. The sculpture is from Jaume Barba, sculpted in 1930. (Photo by BurgerSF - Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 2.0 Generic license)
For 'more kisses for me' check out Sepia Saturday 87