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Guest Post: The Art of the Kiss, by Joy of Museums

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Thank you to Joy of Museums for this virtual tour of the kiss in art.

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Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Frederic William Burton

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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