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Auguste Rodin: 184 Masterpieces

ByAnn Kannings

Rodin is recognized worldwide for the exceptional authenticity of his anatomical sculptures. He strongly influenced twentieth century sculpture by his assemblage techniques and prepared the way for symbolism by adopting literary and mythological themes. Rodin won many honors. He was named Knight, Officer, Commander and finally Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour. He also received several honorary doctorates from various universities. It was the freedom and creativity along with his activation surfaces of sculptures through traces of his own touch and with his more open attitude toward bodily pose, sensual subject matter, and non-realistic surface – that marked Rodin's re-making of traditional 19th century sculptural techniques into the prototype for modern sculpture. Rodin's most original works departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, and celebrated individual character and physicality.

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Publication Date
Jul 14, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781304229175
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Ann Kannings

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EPUB

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