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37" Tall Massive Nude Male Man By Rodin Bronze Sculpture Marble Base Figurine Nr37" Tall Massive Nude Male Man By Rodin Bronze Sculpture Marble Base Figurine Nr

Art work # 265590540 Size: 37″X11″ Inches

$3,398.00 $1,699.00

Condition: This Sculpture Is In Perfect Condition. Bronze Dimensions With Marble Base:Height 37″ X Width 11″ Marble Dimensions: 11″ X 11″ Height Without Base: 36″ Weight : 36 Lbs Inventory : 28-5590524582 Sale

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Description

The Lively Modeling Of The Nude And Its Deceptively Realistic Appearance Represented Such A Departure From The Conventions Of Academic Sculpture Of The Time That Rodin Was Accused Of Casting From A Live Model A Practice Greatly Frowned Upon Rodin Preserved Photographs Of The Human Model On Which The Sculpture Is Based A Man Named Auguste Neyt He Is Shown Nude His Clenched Right Hand On His Head And His Left Hand Grasping A Pole It Is Immediately Evident That The Sculpture Was Not Cast From The Body Of The Man Critics Of The Period Were Also Dismayed By The Subject For Rodin Not Only Abandoned All Of The Elaborate Repertory Of Symbols With Which Academic Sculptors Habitually Equipped Their Works But Also Had Stripped The Figure Of The Spear Originally Carried In His Left Hand Relying On The Expressiveness Of The Figure Itself To Convey Its Meaning In Addition He Changed The Title From The Vanquished Le Vaincu Possibly An Allusion To The Suffering And Demoralization Of His Countrymen During The FrancoPrussian War To The Classical But More Ambiguous The Age Of Bronze Lge DAirain Later The Work Acquired Still Other New Titles The Metropolitan Museum Has Retained The Title By Which The Bronze Was Known At The Time Of Its Purchase From Rodin

Additional information

Weight 36 lbs
Dimensions 27.94 × 93.98 cm