Auguste Rodin

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Parkstone International, Jan 17, 2012 - Art - 200 pages
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Tout à la fois influencé par les maîtres de l’Antiquité, le génie de Michel-Ange et la sculpture baroque, Auguste Rodin est l’un des artistes les plus reconnus de l’histoire. Bien qu’il soit considéré comme l’un des fondateurs de la sculpture moderne, Rodin n’a jamais critiqué la tradition classique. Nombre de ses sculptures furent critiquées et controversées en raison de leur sensualité ou de leur réalité crue. Ses œuvres les plus originales se détachaient des traditionnels thèmes mythologiques ou allégoriques pour étreindre le corps humain, célébrer l’individualisme et la matérialité. Ce livre dévoile la vie et la carrière de cet artiste en explorant ses œuvres majeures telles que La Porte de l’Enfer, Le Penseur et le fameux Baiser.
 

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Contents

LHommage du poète au grand sculpteur
7
LHomme qui marche conférence de 19071
117
Rodin en privé
181

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More than any other modern German writer, Rainer Maria Rilke seems to match our romantic idea of what a poet should be, though, as with many writers, separating artistry from affectation is often difficult. Restless, sensitive, reverent, yet egotistical, Rilke often seems to hover in his poems like a sort of ethereal being. He was born in 1875 to a wealthy family in Prague. After a few years devoted to the study of art and literature, he spent most of his adult life wandering among the European capitals and devoting himself single-mindedly to poetry. His early poems reflect his interest in the visual and plastic arts, as he tries to lose himself in contemplation of objects such as an antique torso of Apollo.His later books of poetry, such as Duino Elegies (1923) and Sonnets to Orpheus (1923), on the contrary, focus intently on internal realms. The poetry of Rilke is noted, above all, for metaphysical and psychological nuances.