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Rodin Museum in Paris

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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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    • I have never had the opportunity to study or read Dante’s Divine Comedy. I have the feeling that it’s a bit of a dated reference today but that it was very present in past generations.


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