The Bronze Age Nude Male Statue (1877): White Finish
by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Rodin's original nude male statue was so lifelike that critics accused him of having cast it directly from a male model! The most defining piece of his artistic career is reflected in our scaled Design Toscano exclusive replica that stands almost two feet high. Cast in quality designer resin, this classic sculpture will hold a proud place in your home or gallery.
8½"Wx5½"x21"H. 2 lbs.
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   Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Sculptor Auguste Rodin is credited with single-handedly rescuing sculpture from a moribund state and making it once more a vehicle for intense personal expression. After being educated at Paris cole des Beux-Arts, his work began to take complex, deep-pocketed forms, and Rodin soon became the most preeminent French sculptor of his time. Today his sculptures, such as Danaid and Study of the Human Face are prime examples of the naturalism movement.

Auguste Rodin was born in 1840 to a working-class Parisian family. He began teaching himself to draw at age 10, but after being denied entrance into the prestigious art schools, let his art decline. After briefly joining a Christian Order, Rodin was encouraged to rediscover his passion for sculpting. Rodin worked for years as an ornamental mason before establishing his reputation with his most famous work, The Thinker. This piece caused a sensation because Rodin's naturalistic treatment of the naked figure was so radically different from the contemporary idealizing conventions in sculpture. By 1900, Auguste Rodin was a world-renowned sculptor.

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