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I Am Beautiful

Modeled 1885; cast 1925-1926
Artist/maker: Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952

Rodin conceived these two figures (known separately as The Falling Man and The Crouching Woman) for The Gates of Hell. United and named after a poem by Charles Baudelaire (French, 1821–1867), this group is found near the top right side of The Gates. Joining seemingly unrelated figures to create new compositions was a common practice for Rodin, allowing him to discover the rich possibilities of his existing forms.


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