The Kiss is an 1889 marble sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. This sculpture was originally titled Francesca da Rimini, as it depicts the 13th century Italian noblewoman who falls in love with her husband Giovanni Malatesta's younger brother Paolo. The couple were discovered and killed by Francesca's husband. I really like the detail in this sculpture because it shows strong emotions. I also think it is funny that the piece is called The Kiss, but in the sculpture the lovers lips do not actually touch.