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The Kiss
  • Artist Monika Larsen Dennis (Swedish, *1963)
  • TitleThe Kiss
  • Dating 2005
  • Technique/MaterialMarble
  • Edition2/4
  • AcquisitionGift of Hobohm-Hielte with the Association of Friends of the Gothenburg Museum of Art, 2012
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory NumberGKM 2012-24
  • Rights and ReproductionMonika Larsen Dennis/BUS 2012©
  • Display StatusOn display in The Sculpture Hall
Exhibition History
An artist who likes to make much of art history is Monika Larsen Dennis (born 1963). Several of her works present revisions or reinterpretations of art history’s »classic« gestures and motifs. The Kiss (2005) is Larsen Dennis’s take on Auguste Rodin’s famous marble sculpture from the late nineteenth century. The material is the same, but instead of showing a kissing couple, she uses the negative image of the two bodies. At the same time as turning sculptural form inside out, she explores concepts such as trust, confidence, and confrontation.

Anna Hyltze from The Collection Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2014