Influenced by both the masters of Antiquity, the genius of Michelangelo and Baroque sculpture, notably Bernini, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is one of the most renowned artists in history. Though Rodin is considered a founder of modern sculpture, he did not set out to critique past classical traditions. Many of his sculptures were criticised and considered controversial because of their sensuality or realistic qualities. His most original works departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory and embraced the human body, celebrated individualism and physicality.
This book uncovers the life and career of this celebrated artist by exploring his most famous works of art such as the Gates of Hell, The Thinker and the infamous The Kiss.
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· Over 100 drawings and cutouts
· Rodin shows the female nude form in its beauty and simplicity
· Wonderful collection of Rodin’s late workAbout the Author:
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was one of the greatest German-language authors of the 20th century. He is renowned for both his poetry and prose.
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