Despairing Adolescent

Auguste Rodin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800

Rodin produced more than a dozen figures embodying human expressions of despair. The original context of this tortured youth was as one of the damned on the lower section of The Gates of Hell. Body erect, torso arched, face and arms reaching toward the heavens, the adolescent hopelessly yearns for redemption.

Despairing Adolescent, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Bronze, French

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