Eternal Springtime developed out of Rodin’s ambitious project for The Gates of Hell and demonstrates the artist’s tendency to reuse and adapt figures from earlier compositions. The female figure is based on a sensuous torso that appears in the upper left portion of The Gates. Here, she is fully formed and joined in an erotic embrace with a male figure who has small wings on his back, like the mythological Cupid....
Rodin Museum, West Gallery
|Date:||Modeled 1884; cast 1886|
|Artist:||Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917|
|Medium:||Plaster, painted white|
|Dimensions:||26 x 27 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches (66 x 70.2 x 42.2 cm)|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Paul Rosenberg, 1953|
|Geography:||Made in France, Europe|
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