Nude Abstract Male Rodin Bronze Sculpture Statue Modern Art Marble Figure Large. This sculpture is in a perfect condition.Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 18" x Width 9". Marble Dimensions: 6 1/2" X 5 1/2". This is a bronze replica of Auguste Rodin`s `Adam` sculpture. In 1880, Rodin proposed to Turquet, the Undersecretary for Fine Arts, to flank his `Gates of Hell` by two colossal statues: Adam and Eve, the first sinners. The Gates of Hell is a monumental sculptural group that depicts a scene from "The Inferno", the first section of Dante Alighieri`s Divine Comedy written in the early 14th century.
He had visited the two most famous versions of this subject: Masaccio`s `Adam and Eve` in Santa Maria Novella, Florence, and the Sistine Chapel in Rome with Michelangelo`s frescos, featuring Adam reaching his hand out to God as the central scene. But being dissatisfied with his first outline of `Adam`, because he thought it too close to Michelangelo`s style, he destroyed this first version. Rodin made Adam look down instead of facing his Father-Creator. We understand this downward look as an expression of shame and guilt expressing the shame and remorse after the Fall to sin. He is posed in a contrapposto but unnatural pose as though the feeling of remorse writhes his body.
He was captures using the age-old method of lost wax casting and finished with brown patina stain. Adam is mounted upon a yellow-onyx marble base with the artist.Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. New Detailed Hand Crafted Hot Cast Bronze Not Resin Satisfaction Guaranteed. This is Stock Photo, Slight Color Variation! Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "classy_bronze" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.