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Rodin's Obsession: The Gates of Hell

Completed
04/12/2001 - 06/17/2001
33 bronze sculptures from Rodin’s monumental and most challenging endeavor, The Gates of Hell, which was inspired in part by Dante’s Divine Comedy and the work of Baudelaire. The active, emotionally charged figures include The Kiss and The Thinker, two of Rodin’s most well known works.

Accompanying lecture included:
"Rodin, The Genius of Plaster" by Antoinette Romain, Conservator, Musée Rodin, Paris
"Rodin and His ‘Gates of Hell’" by Jane Roos, Professor of Art History, Hunter College, New York City

Accompanying artists’ demonstrations of sculptural techniques included:
"The Lost Wax Process" by Gyuri Hollosy, Artist, Johnson Atelier
"‘The Gates of Hell’: An Homage to Rodin Molten Iron Casting" by Barry Bailey, Professor of Studio Art, Tulane University

Accompanying recital:
"Formes et Passions: Le Désir Dans la Musique Française, 1200-1900 Medieval songs of France & Provence, Renaissance sonnets & chansons, baroque airs and Romantic melodies from the salons of Rodin’s Paris" by Anna Azéma, soprano & Catherine Anderson, harp


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