• Rodin. Regarded as the father of modern sculpture

    20 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    Rilke was the first to see that Rodin can be understood through the details of his work and methods far better than through his grandiose ideas. Of course, the sculptor made ambitious plans- The Gates of Hell are populated by The Thinker , Adam and The Three Shades in the High Romantic style of the Eroica Symphony. But most of Rodin's vast monumental projects remained incomplete, and some of them are apt to exasperate, where they do not actually disappoint. Rodin trusted the great traditional “subjects,” the noble categories and “missions” of High Art. A man of the people, he never...
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