Auguste Rodin. Adam French Sculptor Classic Artwork Bronze Sculpture Statue Deal

SKU: 88033

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 15" x Width 5"
Marble Dimensions:5" X 5"
Height without base: 14"
Weight : 9 LBS

Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

Rodin was strongly influenced by the work of Michelangelo. The direct experience of the Renaissance masters art, both in Italy and in the Musee du Louvre in Paris, seems to have unlocked for Rodin many of the secrets of Michelangelo`s modeling. Here they are used to convey the inner anguish and riveted concentration of a powerful but immobilized being. Two of Michelangelos works explain the meaning as well as the genesis of the strange gestures Rodin gave to Adam, for as Albert Elsen observed in the catalogue for an exhibition titled Rodin at the Museum of Modern Art in New York the right arm alludes to The Creation of Man, the Sistine Chapel fresco in the Vatican the left is borrowed from the dead Christ of the Pieta in the Cathedral of Florence. Elsen continued: "the figure is framed by the beginning and end of life, between these, his body shows its tortured existence."