Sculptor Auguste Rodin (French, 18401917) was strongly influenced by the work of Michelangelo, which he experienced both in Italy and in the Musée du Louvre. In his expressively distorted Adam, Rodin conveys the inner anguish of a powerful but immobilized being. Two of Michelangelos works explain the meaning and origins of the strange gestures that Rodin gave to Adam: the figures right arm alludes to The Creation of Man in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, and the left arm is borrowed from the dead Christ of the Pietà in the Cathedral of Florence. In his tormented Adam figure, Rodin has used Michelangelos modeling to embody both the beginning and the end of life.
The Museums Adam was cast in bronze about 1910 from Auguste Rodin’s (French, 18401917) original 1880 model. Based on this work, our reduced-scale reproduction was created with a combination of three-dimensional imaging and traditional sculpture techniques. Bonded bronze. Hand patinated. 15”H x 6”W x 5 1/2”D. Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.
Bonded bronze Hand patinated 15”H x 6”W x 5 1/2”D Gift wrap not available