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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 344 PROFILES IN ART

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Celebrated sculptor Auguste Rodin was a visionary—not because he sculpted the human form to be perfect, but rather because he didn’t. To be sure, Rodin’s work was nothing short of exquisite. But because his sculptures revealed a unique combination of profundity, human emotion, and physical realism, they also flouted tradition; moreover, Rodin’s unconventional style led to criticism that his work appeared “unfinished,” as well as false accusations that he cheated and cast sculptures directly from life. Fortunately, the added scrutiny wasn’t enough to persuade Rodin ...

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