Author Topic: The Seven Gateways to Hell: La Porte de l'Enfer  (Read 941 times)

Devious Viper
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The Seven Gateways to Hell: La Porte de l'Enfer
« on: January 09, 2011, 04:45:16 PM »
Here's an intriguing snippet: Rodin's sculpture of La Porte de l'Enfer exists in (from what I understand) seven locations. There are a plaster and a bronze version in Paris, plus bronze castings in Philadelphia PA, Tokyo, Zurich, Seoul, Stanford CA... Seven Gates of Hell. (And only one corresponding Gate to Paradise - at the Battistero di San Giovanni in Florence.) Sit back and enjoy a little culture:

http://www.canal-educatif.fr/en/videos/art/2/rodin/gates-of-hell.html

The video is narrated in English so don't panic when you see the French url etc. Just click and play =)