Exhibition: Hell according to Rodin
The exhibition in Barcelona
From left to right: Paolo and Francesca in the clouds / Marble (carved by F. Garnier and L. Mathet, 1903-1904) 65.5 x 70 x 55 cm Musée Rodin, Paris. S.01147 Andromeda c. 1882-1885 Marble (before 1889) 26 x 30 x 21 cm. Musée Rodin, Paris. S.00811 © Musee Rodin (photo by Christian Baraja)
An exhibition exploring one of the great works of art of the fin de siècle period: The Gates of Hell, by Auguste Rodin.
Considered the French sculptor’s main piece of work, he worked on it for well over twenty years to create a spectacular vision of hell: a feverish, tormented, sensual evocation of the underworld. The monumental doorway, decorated with bas-relief, was inspired by the Inferno of Dante’s Divine Comedy. This exhibition presents around 100 sculptures, 30 rarely-seen drawings, and scale models, revealing the creative process of this masterwork.It includes the sculpture The Thinker, originally placed above the door. This figure was conceived as a judge of hell, and later evolved into an image of Dante meditating on his work. Finally, in 1903, it grew to become the universal symbol of humanity lost in thought. The Kiss also appears, which Rodin would later repeat in marble. Rodin eventually omitted this sculpture from the Gates of Hell, probably because it seemed too idyllic.
- Date: From Oct 11, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
Schedules and prices
- From Oct 11, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
- Monday From 14:00 to 20:00
- From Tuesday to Saturday From 10:00 to 20:00
- Public holidays and Sunday From 11:00 to 19:00
- General: €3
- Reduced: €2
- Children: Admission free
* Information may be subject to modifications