Auguste Rodin. 2012.

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Shamotte
Location: Private collection
Size: 49 х 45,5 х 34

The sculptural portrait is dedicated to the French sculptor, an innovator in the art of the 19th century, the founder of modern sculpture. Rodin, precisely, naturalistically reproduced the human body and its emotional states. The themes in Rodin’s work are traditional – mythological, historical, religious, literary, but the master of the form used absolutely new technical and expressive techniques in his time. The master used sculptural texture, contrasting surface treatments as an additional means of expression. Rodin was the first who offered a remarkable technique – he left untouched, unprocessed elements of living stone in the sculptures, which created a living effect – the figures seemed to come out of the material, this was how the dynamics of creation was expressed. In this way famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin were made: “The Thinker”, “The Kiss”, “Citizens of Calais”, “Bronze Age”, which started new trends in modern art.