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AUGUSTE RODIN’S GATES OF HELL
The Gates of Hell (conceived in 1880 – 1917; by Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) is housed at the Musée Rodin in Paris, France. (Musée D'Orsay). This impressive gateway was commissioned by the French state. (Gerald) The new appointed Secretary of Fine Arts, Edmond Tuquet (1836 – 1914), venerates Rodin’s art pieces and commissioned the sculpture on August 16th 1880 for the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The original arrangements for the Musée des Arts Décoratifs were discarded three years later. (Musèe) Therefore, Rodin left and focused on experimenting and redesigning the portal for the next 20 years. At that point, the sculpture was still remained at its plaster stage; the gateway was not molded in bronze until Rodin’s death in 1917. Rodin’s Gates of Hell was reputed as a distinct piece considering his unique interpretation of its rough surface texture and shape that demonstrates the illustration of Dante Alighieri’s famous poem, The Divine Comedy (1308 – 1321). A few of Rodin’s most famous sculptures including The Thinker (1880 - 1925), The Kiss (1888 – 1889) and The Three Shades (1902) are inspired by the alto relievo sculptures in The Gates of Hell. This masterpiece was created anon after the Franco- Prussian War (1870 – 1871) during the installation of the French Third Republic (1871 – 1940).
Auguste Rodin accepted the commission for The Gates of Hell anon after the Franco- Prussian War between French and German Empires. After France has lost the war, the royalist formerly, Napolcon III surrendered to Germany, which led to the establishment of the Third Republic of France. At the end of the war, the Treaty of Frankfurt (March 1, 1871) was validated in France. The terms involved five billion franc war compensation, and the cost of maintaining the German armies located at the eastern boarder of France as far as the indemnification was paid.…...

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