ADAM by Auguste Rodin (1880) Bronze Sculpture Statue Replica Green Patina on Tan Marble Base
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 18" X Width 9" Marble Dimensions:6 1/2" X 5 1/2" Height without base:17" Weight:17 LBS Inventory:21EP24710012 Original or Reproduction: ReproductionPresenting a magnificent bronze replica of Auguste Rodin's iconic sculpture, "Adam." In 1880, Rodin envisioned a grand concept for his masterpiece, "The Gates of Hell," proposing to flank it with two colossal statues: Adam and Eve, representing the first sinners. "The Gates of Hell" is a monumental sculptural group inspired by "The Inferno," the opening segment of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, penned in the early 14th century. In his pursuit of perfection, Rodin drew inspiration from two renowned depictions of Adam: Masaccio's "Adam and Eve" in Santa Maria Novella, Florence, and Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, where Adam reaches out to God. Dissatisfied with his initial rendering of Adam, which he felt resembled Michelangelo's style too closely, Rodin discarded it and embarked on a new approach. In this remarkable sculpture, Rodin portrays Adam with a downward gaze, evoking a profound sense of shame and guilt following the Fall from grace. The contrapposto stance, though intentionally unnatural, communicates the anguish and remorse that permeate his being. The age-old technique of lost wax casting was employed to capture every nuanced detail of Adam's form, and a brown patina stain was meticulously applied to enhance its visual appeal. This exquisite bronze replica of Adam stands atop a distinguished yellow-onyx marble base, proudly displaying Rodin's signature. It pays homage to the artist's ability to evoke deep emotions and existential themes through his masterful craftsmanship. Whether displayed as a standalone piece or as part of a curated collection, this sculpture of Adam is a testament to Rodin's artistic vision and his exploration of the human condition. It invites contemplation and reflection, serving as a timeless symbol of shame, remorse, and the eternal struggle between sin and redemption.
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