Reproduction in resin with a bronze patina by hand. Mould made from an impression of the original work exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay.
Rodin was an adorer of women, because he was an adorer of nature, and made women his main subject of observation.
For "La Porte de l'Enfer" commissioned in 1880, he multiplied the studies after the models that he left free to come and go in the studio: it was directly in the earth, and in front of the living nature that inspired him, that he found the forms. He never starts with predetermined subjects, but chooses with the young women who pose for him the attitudes likely to give the bodies a maximum power of expression.
He does not bother with heads, feet or hands. And if, during the first part of his career, he had to produce sensual figures which often offered an echo of the art of the XVIIIth century and were intended for the clientele of amateurs who supported him, after 1895 or so he gradually removed everything that seemed anecdotal or useless.
- Dimensions :
- H. 45 cm L. 22 cm P. 19 cm
- Material of the original work :
- Artist :
- Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
- Material :
- Resin bronze patina
- Original work kept at :
- Aix-les-Bains, Musée Faure