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.
- Datum: Från 2017-okt-11 till 2018-jan-21
Öppettider och priser
- Från 2017-okt-11 till 2018-jan-21
- Måndag Från 14:00 till 20:00
- Från Tisdag till Lördag Från 10:00 till 20:00
- Helgdagar och Söndag Från 11:00 till 19:00
- Ordinarie: 3€
- Reducerat: 2€
- Barn: Fritt inträde
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