Constantin Brâncuși - The Kiss - 1916 - Philadelphia Museum of Art
October 24, 2018
Constantin Brancusi was born February 19, 1876, in Hobitza, Romania. He studied art at the Scoala de Meserii (School of Arts and Crafts) in Craiova from 1894 to 1898 and at the Scoala Natzionala de Arte Frumoase (National School of Fine Arts) in Bucharest from 1898 to 1902.
Brancusi crafted this famous version of The Kiss 14 years later as a commission piece while living in Paris. This sculpture is the artist's fourth stone crafted version of The Kiss and is the most geometric of all Brancusi's variations on the theme.