Past exhibitions: Curses, Blasphemies, Lamentations: Goya & Rodin (Spring 2017): Le Créateur

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)The CreatorThis relief, portraying a spirit whispering ideas into the artist's ear, has always been viewed as a symbolic representation of Rodin.  Placed within the right-hand jamb of La Porte de l’Enfer, at the very bottom, this relief has been viewed as a kind of signature, like those left by the master-craftsmen of the Middle Ages.Bronze 41 x 36,9 x 13,5 cmCast in 1984 by Fonderie de Coubertin, ParisInscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered Ed. 7/8, one of the eight examples in Arabic numerals, dated and stamped with foundry mark
Le Créateur, before 1890

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) 

The Creator 

This relief, portraying a spirit whispering ideas into the artist's ear, has always been viewed as a symbolic representation of Rodin. Placed within the right-hand jamb of La Porte de l’Enfer, at the very bottom, this relief has been viewed as a kind of signature, like those left by the master-craftsmen of the Middle Ages. 

Bronze  

41 x 36,9 x 13,5 cm 

Cast in 1984 by Fonderie de Coubertin, Paris 

Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered Ed. 7/8, one of the eight examples in Arabic numerals, dated and stamped with foundry mark