Portrayal of passion
"The Kiss," from the 1880s, is one of Rodin's best-known and most popular sculptures. It shows an intimate couple so intertwined that the viewer becomes, as it were, a voyeur. Originally titled "Francesca da Rimini," the sculpture portrays the tragic relationship between Paolo and Francesco at the Gates of Hell (as described in Dante's "Inferno"). Such naked passion broke with taboos of the time.