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The Gates of Hell | by Jill Clardy
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The Gates of Hell

It is impossible to do photographic justice to this mammoth bronze artwork - nearly 20 feet tall with intricate, horrifying and puzzling bronze relief images throughout; Rodin worked on the project for nearly 37 years. People just stand in front of it in awe and wonder. But I don't like to gaze at it too long - I feel like I will fall thru the Gates into Hell and not find my way out...

 

You can see it for free at the Rodin sculpture garden at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford:

 

museum.stanford.edu/view/rodin.html

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Taken on June 4, 2009