The Eternal Spring
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
"I consider that the body is the only true clothing for the soul, that allows its radiance to shine out."
(Rodin to Gsell, 1907)
Auguste Rodin turned himself into its high priest, even though he most often showed love as tormented, sometimes even destructive. The front-facing composition leads one to suppose that this group was perhaps originally designed as part of the Gates of Hell, but The Eternal Spring was finally excluded since the expression of happiness on these lovers' faces, as is also the case in the Kiss, could not be found a place in the tragic universe portrayed in the Gates. The torso of the young woman, which is in fact the Torso of Adèle extended with arms, head and legs, is shown in the upper left-hand corner of the tympanum. Her arched back creates a sort of transition with the architecture of the whole. It is also to be found in the Fall of an angel, leaning backwards on a mound.
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