philamuseum:

Happy 175th birthday to one of the greatest sculptors of all time, Auguste Rodin. Rodin started working on the massive “The Gates of Hell” sculpture in 1880, and would spend the rest of his life adding, subtracting, and moving elements until there were more than 200 figures on it.

The Gates of Hell,” (detail) Modeled 1880-1917; cast 1926-1928, by Auguste Rodin

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