Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "The Hand of God" (1917), version in bonded bronze
Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "The Hand of God" (1917), version in bonded bronze

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museum replica | bonded bronze | handmade | signed | size 24 x 15 x 12 cm | weight approx. 1.5 kg

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Sculpture "The Hand of God" (1917), version in bonded bronze
Auguste Rodin: Sculpture "The Hand of God" (1917), versio...

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Sculpture "The Hand of God" (1917), version in bonded bronze

The female torso in Rodin's hand symbolises in a haunting way what drove him throughout his life: the indomitable will to give final form and life to clay. Rodin still sculpted the female torso, Amédé Bertault took the cast of the hand on Rodin's deathbed.
Original: Bronze, Musée Rodin, Paris / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Made in 1917.

ars mundi museum replica cast by hand in polymer cast with bronzed surface. Size 24 x 15 x 12 cm. Signed in the casting. Weight approx. 1.5 kg.

Portrait of the artist Auguste Rodin

About Auguste Rodin

1840-1917 - the most important sculptor of the transitional period between the 19th to the 20th-century.

François-Auguste-René Rodin is considered a brilliant innovator of sculpture and ranks alongside Praxiteles, Michelangelo, Cellini and Canova as one of the greatest sculptors of all time. His sculptural oeuvre is so extensive that no complete catalogue of his works has yet appeared. It would certainly cover several hundred pages.

Because he had been rejected three times by the Paris School of Art, Rodin studied at the School of Applied Arts.

Rodin was an ardent admirer of beauty. He was mesmerised by the human body, which he immortalised again and again in his "vérité fugitive", the fleeting moment: lively, vibrant beauty that took shape under his creative hands. Whatever Rodin created with his hands radiated tremendous vitality and untamed power.

His sculptures, with their multiply broken surfaces, ushered in a new era of sculpture. His sculptures, with their multiply broken surfaces, ushered in a new era in sculpture. The genius of Rodin's modern stylistic idiom, which was expressed using elements of Impressionism, abandoned the monument-like pose of the academic sculpture and brought emotional states in dynamic surfaces to life, had yet to be recognised. "Boldness of light - modesty of the shadow" - Rodin composed a dialogue of rises and falls onto the "skin" of his sculptures. Flickering highlights and mysterious shadows animate his figures and bring them to life: "Sculpture is the art of representing forms through the shift of light and shadow."

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