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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

The Gates of Hell

The story of a damned artwork (26 min)

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Excellent. A imiter

The breaking down of the piece

however, there was not enough of the "zoom" into gates of hell like Francesca and Paolo.

I am waiting for : pure decription of the gates in relation to dante's work.


Excellent. A imiter

Very interesting, an information you would not hear everywhere. The host voice is also very pleasing.

Too loud background music at the beginning.


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Was Rodin's monumental masterpiece a failure?
This video explains
why there are two different versions of the same artwork, and why Rodin remained obsessed by the Gates until his death.
It shows how the artist used this work to solve major aesthetic issues that faced modern artists at that time.

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