When Auguste Rodin decided that Adam would be part of his Gates of Hell, he didn’t anticipate that the sculpture of the Biblical first man would never stand in a completed creation. In this Moment in Art History we examine the sculpture, the artist’s inspiration, and the unintentional statement of hope Rodin made by leaving the project unfinished.
How do you Feel about Rodin’s Adam?
I would love to hear your impressions of Rodin’s Adam. Do you like the sculpture? Have you seen any of the casts in person? What impact has it had on you and your art?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below.