Adam by Rodin

Our second piece for this sculpture collection is a miniature of Rodin's Adam. This piece of smaller scale than the original, 56cm, seems to be a pre-test to the sculpture of Adam finally made in 1881 to place on the sides of "The Gates of Hell". Although it seems that before this assignment, Rodin already had exposed like "the creation of the man".

There are obvious differences between the final sculpture and this test, especially in the head or left hand, but the composition and concepts were already clear. The right hand a clear link to Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" remains the same.

For this new model we have used 126 photographs, with which we have generated a model of 4.3 million polygons. Model that we have optimized for its online version to 39 thousand polygons. The model is ready for free download from Sketchfab, and the high resolution version for professional use at Snaptank.

Pictures from the original model.

Photogrammetry process, from left to right: cloud point, mesh, polisurface, vertex color, texture color.


To find more about Rodin artwork and exhibitions check also at Artsy Rodin's page!



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  • miguel, Thu, 16/03/2017 - 19:49:

    Very interesting! Adam was used somehow in the gates of hell, as the three shadows are mostly Adam without right hand. Also in some copies like Tokyo Adam is near the Gate. From where is the original of this Adam?

    • Admin, Mon, 15/05/2017 - 12:03:

      the Adam of Rodin is a original art piece, the hand is clearly inspired by Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" at the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The famous Adam at Gates of Hell original piece is at París, at Rodin Museum

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