Rodin's 'The Thinker' is one of the works featured in the exhibition

A hundred sculptures and some thirty drawings by Rodin in a new exhibition at Fundación MAPFRE

The exhibition is focused on his monumental work The Gates of Hell.

When he was still an unknown artist, Auguste Rodin was offered a commission that would prove life-changing. It happened in 1880 when he was asked to create a monumental portal inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. It was to be the entrance to the Museum of Decorative Art. Rodin threw himself into the work, creating hundreds of figures, many of which are now counted among the best-known pieces in the history of sculpture, including The Thinker and The Kiss. But he was unable to finish the portal, which was only exhibited once. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of his death, the Musée Rodin in Paris held an exhibition, including the portal, which is now coming to Barcelona and can be seen at Fundación MAPFRE - Casa Garriga i Nogués. The exhibition is titled Hell According to Rodin, and can be seen from 11 October to 21 January.

The complete exhibition features hundreds of sculptures, as well as sketches and models, which offer an insight on Rodin’s working methods and the evolution of The Gates of Hell.

Additional information is available at the following link.

 

Publication date: Monday, 02 October 2017
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