Rodin: Eros and Creativity

Rodin: Eros and Creativity

by Rainer Crone
     
 

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Superbly reproduced images of selected sculptures and late drawings by Rodin document his obsession with sexuality, revealing the countless ways he depicted the subject: as a threat and challenge, but also as the source of all creative inspiration and passion. Augmenting these illustrations are essays by leading scholars exploring the ramifications of eros in

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Superbly reproduced images of selected sculptures and late drawings by Rodin document his obsession with sexuality, revealing the countless ways he depicted the subject: as a threat and challenge, but also as the source of all creative inspiration and passion. Augmenting these illustrations are essays by leading scholars exploring the ramifications of eros in Rodin's work and his influence on his contemporaries as well as on future artists. In word and image, this volume deepens our understanding of nineteenth century's premier sculptor.

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Library Journal
Published in conjunction with a 1991-92 German exhibition, this volume focuses on erotic motifs in the sculpture and drawings of Rodin (1840-1917). Eight European and American authors consider various aspects of this lifelong undercurrent in Rodin's artistic and personal activities, including his relationship with Camille Claudel (subject of a recent film and exhibition in her own right). The plates are of good quality. A worthwhile addition to the extensive Rodin bibliography, providing historical perspective on the current debate about objectionable art and multiple illuminations of an essential element in a great sculptor's art.-- Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791337197
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
12/30/2006
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.80(d)

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