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Nude Balzac Finest US Lost Wax Bronze Sculpture Statue by A. Rodin

$2,500.00 $1,299.95

In 1891, Rodin received a commission from the Societe des Gens de,Lettres, a literary society, for a monument honoring the great 19th-century writer Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). He often began his sculptures by making nude studies such as this. Rodin’s first idea was to represent Balzac in middle age, when he (like Rodin) was at the height of his creative power. This study of a powerful, broad-bellied, middle aged man was made relatively early in the monument’s process of development. The mass of metal between the figure’s legs is a casting of the remaining clay left from the molding of the figure, indicating that the figure was never intended to be considered for the final monument. Dimensions: 26″H x 14″L.

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Auguste Rodin born in 1917, was one of the most influential sculptors of the 19th century. His innovative modeling technique and unconventional, often provocative subject matter earned him praise as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. Going against academic tradition, Rodin created highly expressive sculptures of the human body in his quest to convey such universal emotions as love, longing, reverie and despair.

In 1891, Rodin received a commission from the Societe des Gens de,Lettres, a literary society, for a monument honoring the great 19th-century writer Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). He often began his sculptures by making nude studies such as this. Rodin’s first idea was to represent Balzac in middle age, when he (like Rodin) was at the height of his creative power. This study of a powerful, broad-bellied, middle aged man was made relatively early in the monument’s process of development. The mass of metal between the figure’s legs is a casting of the remaining clay left from the molding of the figure, indicating that the figure was never intended to be considered for the final monument. Dimensions: 26″H x 14″L. All dimensions are approximate.

This exquisite sculpture is custom made especially for you using the superior Lost Wax Casting Process, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Marble base may differ from the one shown. Custom made orders cannot be returned unless damaged or sent in error..

 

 

 

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Dimensions 14 × 26 in

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