Auguste Rodin Age of Bronze Tribute Statue Sculpture Nude Male Figure 39" x 25"
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 39" X Width 25" Marble Dimensions: Diameter 12" Height without base:38" Weight:43 LBS Inventory:28-5590429082 Original or Reproduction: ReproductionImmerse yourself in the timeless beauty and artistic innovation of this remarkable bronze sculpture. Created by the renowned sculptor Rodin, this piece represents a significant departure from the conventions of academic sculpture, challenging traditional norms and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. The sculpture portrays a nude figure, meticulously modeled with striking realism. Its lifelike appearance caused quite a stir during its time, with accusations directed at Rodin of casting from a live model, a practice frowned upon by the academic establishment. Although Rodin preserved photographs of the human model, Auguste Neyt, on which the sculpture is based, it is evident that the figure was not cast directly from his body. Critics of the period were further unsettled by the unconventional subject matter. Rodin boldly abandoned the use of elaborate symbolic elements typically found in academic sculptures, instead relying on the expressive power of the figure itself to convey meaning. He stripped the sculpture of the spear originally held in the figure's left hand, creating a more open-ended narrative that invites interpretation. The title of the sculpture underwent several changes, from the evocative "The Vanquished" (Le Vaincu), potentially alluding to the suffering and demoralization of the French people during the Franco-Prussian War, to the classical and enigmatic "The Age of Bronze" (L'âge d'Airain). The Metropolitan Museum has retained the original title by which the bronze was known at the time of its acquisition from Rodin. This bronze sculpture stands as a testament to Rodin's revolutionary approach to art. It challenges traditional norms, embracing the human form in its raw and authentic state. The figure's pose, with the clenched right hand on the head and the left hand grasping a pole, evokes a sense of introspection and contemplation. Its ambiguous narrative invites viewers to engage with the sculpture on a personal and emotional level, sparking a dialogue between the artwork and the observer. Crafted with exceptional skill and attention to detail, this bronze sculpture is a testament to Rodin's mastery of his craft. Its compelling presence and historical significance make it a captivating addition to any art collection or space. Displayed in a gallery, home, or office, it serves as a powerful reminder of the artist's enduring legacy and his groundbreaking contributions to the world of sculpture. Indulge in the profound beauty and thought-provoking nature of "The Age of Bronze," a masterpiece that continues to inspire and captivate audiences with its artistic brilliance and revolutionary spirit.
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