Rodin Museum in Paris
From 1879 to 1917, Rodin worked many times on the Gate of Hell, inspired by the medieval poem Divine Comedy by Dante. It was intended for a museum that never materialized; a train station was built instead. However, as this was the Gare d’Orsay, it in turn became a museum and eventually housed a plaster version of the Gate that was not intended for it. The design of the work served as a laboratory for Rodin, who extracted parts of it several times to create independent sculptures such as the Thinker.
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