The Martyr #5

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)

Currently on View in H211.p4
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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; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1968 (68.32).

Object Information

artist
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)
creation date
modeled 1885, cast 1960
materials
bronze
dimensions
5-1/2 x 23 x 17 in.
accession number
68.32
credit line
Gift of B. Gerald Cantor
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945
colors

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