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The Kiss in Art
Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, and peace, among many others.
In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament.
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