Auguste Rodin, ‘The Age of Bronze’, 1875-1877, de Young Museum
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Auguste Rodin

The Age of Bronze, 1875-1877

Bronze
71 1/2 × 21 1/4 × 25 1/2 in
181.6 × 54 × 64.8 cm
Location
San Francisco
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de Young Museum
San Francisco

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), “The
Age of Bronze,” ca. 1875–1877. Bronze.
71 1/2 × 21 1/4 × 25 …

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Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
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Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

Auguste Rodin, ‘The Age of Bronze’, 1875-1877, de Young Museum
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Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), “The
Age of Bronze,” ca. 1875–1877. Bronze.
71 1/2 × 21 1/4 × 25 1/2 in. Fine Arts
Museums of San Francisco, gift of Alma de
Bretteville Spreckels

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Sculpture
Image rights
Image courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
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Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

Auguste Rodin

The Age of Bronze, 1875-1877

Bronze
71 1/2 × 21 1/4 × 25 1/2 in
181.6 × 54 × 64.8 cm
Location
San Francisco
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