The exhibition is divided into sections examining the significance of the kiss with reference to different contexts and viewpoints, starting with the mother’s kiss, the first of all. The next section features the kiss in religious history, mythology and literature, especially the ill-fated loves of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Dante’s Paolo and Francesca. The show ends with the passionate, longed-for and stolen kisses of love.
The exhibition includes the following paintings from the Cariplo Collection:
V. Irolli, ’Angel Musician’; A. Ferragutti Visconti, ’Remember Mother’; M. Bettinelli, ’Motherhood’.