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Rodin Museum


Modeled 1885-1888; cast 1921
Artist/maker: Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952

In this nude Rodin combines body parts from his other sculptures—the torso of a female figure joins the arms and legs of a male. He designed the hybrid for The Gates of Hell, where it appears in the upper right corner.

In 1885 he created an enlarged version of the form as a standalone sculpture. Ten years later, he added it to his Monument to Victor Hugo—commissioned by the French state to memorialize the recently deceased writer—where it represents an artist’s muse.


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