The Bronze Age Nude Male Statue (1877) by artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
In terms of form this is a wonderful piece...
...HOWEVER, it falls short technically, since it is painted cast resin, and the paint is "bubbled" in many of the recessed parts of the sculpture--which means flaking. This was a disappointment.
But when you see how beautifully (in form at least) one of Rodin's masterpieces was replicated, it almost makes up for the shoddy production values. Perhaps this explains the relatively low price.
I have flaked off all the "bubbled" sections of paint on the statue, and am considering retouching it with white acrylic paint, or I may possibly paint it to feign the appearance of the original bronze.
As always, wonderfully packaged for shipping by DT.
If you're not averse to doctoring a statue up, or you're looking for a faux bronze painting project....go for it! It's still a beautiful statue.
November 15, 2013
This looks as nice as the photos. It appears like white marble, but it is plastic. Very easy to clean, just rinse it off in the shower. Looks great in my bathroom. I you like male nude statues, this is one of the nicest. Too bad it does not come in life size like the statue of David. If you have ever seen the original bronze one, the detail on this is much nicer and more realistic.
August 5, 2013
This product has great features.
It was a good example of the ideal male body. It was exactly as described in the catalog.
July 16, 2013