"Despair" Auguste Rodin - Despair appears several times on the right-hand section of The Gates. Rodin then decided to remove the figure from this initial context and turn it into an independent work in its own right. With body curled up in an unconventional, acrobatic pose, this small nude retains an air of mystery.
The Kiss - Auguste Rodin. One of his most famous sculptures portrays the 13th-century Italian aristocrat Francesca da Rimini, who fell in love with her husband’s younger brother, Paolo; according to the tale in Dante’s Inferno, when their romance was uncovered, her husband killed them.