Riveting Story Behind that Striking Sculpture - My Modern Metropolis Just too beautiful to not post another view. "Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen
Auguste Rodin’s "The Kiss" portrays the Italian aristocrat Francesca da Rimini, who fell in love with her husband’s younger brother, Paolo; according to the tale in Dante’s Inferno, when their romance was uncovered, her husband killed them.
Few sculptures are as famous as Michelangelo's David, and if you've ever seen it you'll understand why. The masterpiece of the Renaissance period was completed in 1504, when Michelangelo was just 29 years old, and today over 8 million people per year visit the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence so they can marvel at the iconic marble statue.