About the Eve statue from The Gate of Hell
Eve statue is a reproduction in a small scale of a part of Rodin’s Sculpture The Gate of Hell.
In 1880, Rodin was commissioned to design the main doors for the new museum of the Decorative Arts. It was agreed that the bronze doors would feature bas-reliefs based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. These ‘Gates of Hell’ would be flanked by two life-sized figures: Adam and Eve. Rodin created multiple studies for Eve statue, but none of these were used to accompany the gates. The model on which the sculpture was based was the Italian Madame Abruzzezzi. She proved to be pregnant when she posed and when this became visible Rodin was furious. From then on he banned his assistants from having intimate relations with the models at his studio.
- Sizes: 9.25 in H x 3.5 in W x 2.75 in D.
- Weight: 0.8 lbs.
- Material: resin, mid-range brown bronze finish
About sculptor Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin’s creations provoked conflicted reactions with the audience during his all life. Rodin’s Art lack of understanding was partly due to the unusual character of his work. Fascinated by the body movement more particularly the female body, Rodin focussed his work in capturing the essence of the body in movement. Therefore, he never claimed to belong to any Romanticism or Impressionism movement. Auguste Rodin became well known and had a successful career towards the end of his life. Before he died, he decided to donate his entire works to the French government, which promised, in turn, to found a museum in his name. The Musée Rodin always exists nowadays in Paris. Rodin died in 1917; he was buried with full honors.
The Eve statue from the Gate of Hell sculpture remains with the Thinker statue one of Rodin’s best-known creation.