Rodin Museum in Paris will show the previously unrepresented work of the famous sculptor Auguste Roden "The Absolution" (1840-1917) for the first time. The masterpiece consists of three plaster figures, which are draped with a cloth.

Fabric is the most fragile element of this two-meter masterpiece. The artist did not glue it well with wet gypsum to the three parts of the figure (head, torso and rock).

"Rodin did not set it properly because the gypsum was very thin. It is for this reason that the fabric has moved over time,"comments Christine Lansastramer, the curator of the museum in Paris.

Because of the fabric being moved, gypsum got detached. However, the restorers managed to recover the original appearance of the work. So, the experts fixed the material in its original place, and after that the lost gypsum was restored. All the hard work on the sculpture was paid by the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund.

By the way, "Absolution" was placed under the glass so that the fabric does not move from drafts. It is worth noting that Roden often used the fabric in his works, but it is this work that is very different from the others and it really draws your attention.

"The way the cloth folds makes it look so poetic and tender that makes this assembly especially unrepeatable," Lansastramer says.

The most interesting is that we know only few things about the "Absolution of sins" sculpture. According to Lansastremen, experts still can not understand whether this work is finished or not. Rodin always reproduced his works in marble or in terracotta, but the "Absolution" was an exception." Besides, in the master's archive has no information about this work, except for a single photograph," added the curator of the museum.

The "Absolution” sculpture is exhibited in the Museum of Rodin in Paris at an exhibition timed to the artist's anniversary.