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Christ and the Magdalen
Auguste Rodin - circa 1905
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - Madrid (Spain)
Sculpture - marble
Height: 102 cm (40.16 in.), Width: 77 cm (30.31 in.)

This is the only known religious work by Rodin. Rodin combined two earlier works to create this subject; that of Magdalen was taken from his work “Meditation” and the figure of Christ was taken from medieval sculptures, some in the artist’s possession. The style of the twisting bodies also draws on Michelangelo.