Sculpture - Escultura: Auguste Rodin - Part 4 - Links to more sculptures by AR

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Lord Howard de Walden  circa 1905-6

Bronze
object: 525 x 521 x 273 mm, 17.5 kg
sculpture

Presented by Lord Howard de Walden 1939

Lord Howard de Walden (1880-1946) was a wealthy British landowner and patron of the arts. He greatly admired Rodin’s work, and commissioned this portrait in 1905, when the artist was at the height of his renown. De Walden travelled to Rodin’s studio at Meudon, on the outskirts of Paris, to sit for the sculpture. The pose is frontal and, unusually for Rodin, the sitter’s expression is passive and calm. According to a story told by his wife, the medal-like marks on the chest of the bust were made during an interval between sittings when de Walden and Rodin discussed heraldry.


Auguste Rodin was born in Paris in 1840 and died in Meudon in 1917.

 (From the display caption August 2004)


 
Mrs Charles Hunter  1906

Stone
object: 876 x 565 x 457 mm, 264 kg
sculpture

Presented by Mrs Charles Hunter

Mary Hunter (1856-1933) was a well known society hostess in London. She sat to Rodin at his house in Meudon near Paris. There are several casts of her portrait in bronze, but Rodin admired the 'marble' quality of her flesh, and made this more elaborate version in that material. He told her she was like 'an Englishwoman of the time of Pericles' (that is, in the great period of Greek sculpture). The base of the sculpture is a cloudy, formless mound, decorated with a swag of roses, turning the head into a symbol of beauty, as well as a portrait.
 (From the display caption August 2004)


 
Auguste Rodin 1840-1917 Study for “La Muse Nue, bras coupes” 1905-1906 Bronze    


Study for “La Muse Nue, bras coupes” 1905-1906
Bronze
© Musée Rodin (photo Adam Redzka)

This figure was modelled from the painter, Gwen John. She is shown naked, with her leg raised, exposing her pubic area. This provided, as Rodin put it, a ‘quivering thrill of generous nature’.

This is the sculpted sketch for a larger bronze, which was exhibited in Paris in 1908. Rodin’s work influenced many contemporary painters. He helped encourage the revival of interest in classical sculpture apparent in many of the painted nudes in this room.
 

 
Auguste Rodin - Adam, modeled in 1880, this bronze case in 1910

 
Auguste Rodin - Bacchante, also known as Grapes, ca. 1874 Terracotta  


Auguste Rodin - Bacchante, also known as Grapes, ca. 1874 Terracotta  


Auguste Rodin - Burghers of Calais, 1884–1895, six individual bronzes  Gardens of Stanford University

 
Auguste Rodin - Hands

 
Auguste Rodin - Rostro
















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