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In 1880 Rodin was commissioned by the French government to design a massive bronze entrance for a museum in Paris. His theme, the Gates of Hell, enabled him to explore a variety of dramatic poses and gestures.
• The Martyr was just one character in Rodin’s complex project. Her writhing form may express mental as well as physical torment.
B. Gerald Cantor [1916-1996], Los Angeles, California; given to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1968 (68.32).