Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "Glaucus", bronze artedition


Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "Glaucus", bronze artedition

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Museum-replica | bronze artedition| Size: 15.7 x 20 x 12.7 cm (W / H / D) | Weight: approx. 2.5 kg

Auguste Rodin: Sculpture "Glaucus", bronze artedition

"None will remain its shape". Rodin Glaucus after Ovid: Glaucus, transformed in a Mussel, bearded sea god, falls in love for the beautiful nymph Scylla. However, she escapes from the old man ugly in her eyes. Glaucus, in his need, asks Circe the sorceress to win Scylla for him, not anticipating that Circe herself desires him- and takes bitter revenge, while she transforms Scylla into a monster. As far as the myth in Ovid, as it is written. Rodin tells him, he does it in a unique way.

Rodin shows Glaucus and Scylla united, she seems to seek protection with him. Originally created between 1883 and 1891, as an elementof the hell gate occurred work connects age and youth, physical decay and exceptional beauty - in a word, the span of the life.

Original: Musee des Beaux-Arts of Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Bronze art edition. Ars Mundi Museum replica, handcast into polymer art castings, brazed surface. Size: 15.7 x 20 x 12.7 cm (W/H/D). Weight: approx. 2.5 kg.

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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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