Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "Pierre de Wissant", art casting edition

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Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "Pierre de Wissant", art casting edition

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Museum-replica |bronze art | Handmade | Patinated | Height: 43 cm

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Auguste Rodin: Sculpture "Pierre de Wissant", art casting edition

Rodin's famous "Burghers of Calais" is a historical symbol of self-sacrifice: In the 100-year-old war Calais was besieged by the English fleet and offered 11-month heroic resistance, until the famine affected people offered the surrender. King Edward III. accepted under the condition that on behalf for the city 6 citizens appeared voluntarily to own execution: "Bareheaded and unshod - with the gown of the poor sinner clothed and the cords on the back of the neck". At the request from queen Philippine, Edward III spared the life of the brave men and renounced the devastation of the city.

In his masterpiece created in 1886, Auguste Rodin illustrated for the first time no powerful, but the brave act of simple citizens. Today as a national monument of England as well as France a cast of the life-Size: sculpture group stands in each case behind the " Houses of Parliament " in London, in the garden of the " hotel of Biron " of Calais - and in the Metropolitan art Mmuseum , New York.

Polymeric Ars Mundi museum replica edition, hand cast, polymeric art bronze, fine patinated. Sculpture Height: 43 cm.

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1840-1917, most important sculptor of the transition period from the 19th to the 20th century.

François-Auguste is considered brilliant innovator of sculpture and is one of the greatest sculptors of all time besides Praxiteles, Canova, Michelangelo and Cellini. His sculptural work is so extensive that to this day still appeared no complete catalogue of his works. He would certainly include several hundred pages.

Rodin studied at the school for applied arts, as he was rejected three times at the Paris School of art. Rodin was an ardent admirer of beauty. The human body captivated him, which he immortalized repeatedly in his "Vérité Fugitive" in the fleeting moment of the moment: lively, vibrant beauty that took shape under his creative hands. Whatever Rodin created with his hands, radiates immense vitality and untamed power.

His sculptures with often fractured surfaces ushered in a new era of sculpture. The genius of Rodin's modern design language, which was expressed with elements of impressionism, left the monument-like pose of academic style and mental constitutions could be alive in the moving surfaces, had to be recognized :"Boldness of light – modesty of the shadow" - Rodin wrote this dialogue of increases and cuts in the 'skin' of his sculptures. Flickering highlights and mysterious shadows animate his characters and make them alive: "Sculpture is the art to represent the forms in the play of light and shadow."

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