Rodin in His Time

Rodin in His Time

The Cantor Gifts to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Book - 1994
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Blackwell North Amer
The sculpture of Auguste Rodin has become such an important part of our visual culture that it seems to have been with us always. The universal appeal of Rodin's work springs from its emotional expressiveness, its astonishingly lifelike vitality, and its passionate mirroring of the human condition.
With his impressionistic technique, supported by a complete mastery of anatomical structure, Rodin overthrew the reigning academic precepts of finish and symmetry. By developing subjects beyond traditional allegories, he pointed the way to sheer abstraction in the twentieth century.
This handsomely illustrated catalogue publishes for the first time in its entirety a major American collection of sculpture, the Cantor gifts to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and provides a rich context for Rodin's own work. It presents sculpture by Rodin's most important nineteenth century forerunners - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Francois Rude, and others - as well as work by the contemporaries he admired, those with whom he competed, those he influenced, and those who moved from his orbit to develop their own styles at the dawn of the twentieth century.
But the centerpiece of the book remains Rodin: forty-one works by the most influential sculptor of the modern period, all specially photographed and many shown in multiple views.

Publisher: Los Angeles : The Museum ; New York : Thames and Hudson, [1994]
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780500236789
050023678X
Branch Call Number: 730.92 RODIN LEVKO
Characteristics: 231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Levkoff, Mary L. 1953-

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