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  • Doors were 15 feet tall by 12 feet wide <br />
  • Doors show various images from the first section of the book that focused on the suffering in hell. <br />
  • With fame came attention and affection <br /> Women apparently found him irresistible. <br /> Had many girlfriends. <br /> Eventually married the mother of his son right before she died. <br /> She was a faithful girlfriend who took care of his parents and their mentally challenged child. <br />

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  • Auguste Rodin As a teen struggled with reading and math Lots of interest in art Failed the entrance exam into an art school three times before he was finally accepted. “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely”. – August Rodin
  • The doors called “The Gates of Hell” Paid to design a pair of doors for a new art museum Theme was based a book called “The Divine Comedy” written in 1300’s by the poet Dante Religiously focused book about a man’s journey from hell to heaven “comedy” at that time meant a story with a happy ending.
  • “The Thinker” was meant to depict the poet Dante contemplating the story that he created and the images of suffering around him.
  • Famous! Took several pieces off of the unfinished door and exhibited them separately Made many copies of “The Thinker” in several sizes
  • Check it out!! The Rodin Museum is in Philadelphia!
  • Bronze sculptures Rubber cast of original clay sculpture Ceramic cast Molten bronze
  • The Project…