Iris, Messenger of the Gods - Auguste Rodin

Iris, Messenger of the Gods - Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

The origin of Iris can be traced to the enlargement of a study for the allegorical figure intended to crown the second project for the Monument to Victor Hugo (1897), in which the poet is portrayed standing, with the figure placed in a plunging position. It was then completed ...
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Dimensions :
41,5 x 46 x 21,5 cm
Material :
Resin bronze patina
Museum :
Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Auguste Rodin is considered to be the father of modern sculpture. Between scandals and shocks, he revolutionized artistic creation before Braque, Picasso or Matisse, and made it forever fall into modernity. He will reach an extraordinary posterity with generations of artists, from Carpeaux to Richier, Bourdelle, Claudel, Brancusi or Picasso.