I am so jealous of all the talent in this week’s articles.
- The Three Graces in art.
- Cute dog photos.
- Taking a stroll in Jersey City.
- Some interesting tangles to try.
- I wish I could sketch like Suhita Shirodkar.
- You’d swear this little puppet was alive.
- My dreamhouse would have 23 bedrooms, and they’d be decorated like this. (Then I’d finally have enough shelves for my books.
- Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed and wrote backwards in his notebooks. I wonder if this has something to do with that.
- I don’t think I could live here, but I’d love it for an occasional private retreat.
- An artist comments on Botticelli’s Annunciation.
- Beautiful responses to a Zentangle challenge.
- Only a mother will get these.
Thank you to Joy of Museums for this wonderful commentary on The Gates of Hell.
“The Gates of Hell” by Auguste Rodin
The Gates of Hell is a sculptural group created by Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from “The Inferno” from Dante Alighieri’s book the Divine Comedy. The sculpture was commissioned in 1880; it became Rodin’s life work as he continued to work on and off on this project for 37 years, until his death in 1917.
Many of the characters were modeled and cast separately as stand-alone art sculptures. This is one of the reasons Rodin took so long with this masterpiece. Many of the original small-scale sculptures used on the Gate were enlarged and reworked and became stand-alone works of art of their own. Examples of include:
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Lots of inspiring stuff this week.
You can’t fail to be inspired by these wonderful articles.