Special displays at Margate’s Turner Contemporary gallery (www.turnercontemporary.org) – located on the site where Turner stayed when visiting the town – include Auguste Rodin’s famous marble sculpture, The Kiss, on view since October 4 until September 2, 2012, and, from January 28- May 13, 2012, the gallery’s first major exhibition of Turner’s work; Turner and the Elements, a selection of oils and watercolours based around the classical elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water.

One of the most iconic images of sexual love, The Kiss was voted the nation’s favourite work of art in a 2003 poll; the embracing couple come from a true 13th century story of forbidden love, immortalised in Dante’s Inferno.

One of three full-size versions of the sculpture created in Rodin’s lifetime, it is on loan from The Tate.

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