Auguste Rodin

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Parkstone International, Jul 1, 2011 - Art - 160 pages
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Heredero de los preceptos de la Antigüedad y de Bernini, Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) recibió una innegable influencia de Miguel Ángel, en particular, por su obra Los esclavos. Y como Miguel Ángel, Rodin gozó de fama y fortuna (doctor honoris causa y miembro de la Legión de Honor, entre otras), aunque ciertos escándalos y controversias mancharon su reputación: sus esculturas de Víctor Hugo y de Balzac fueron rechazadas y El beso fue considerada demasiado erótica. Sin embargo, a pesar de tener muchas amantes y de haberse encaprichado con su estudiante Camille Claudel, quien esculpía el cuerpo femenino mejor que nadie, pleno de realismo y sensualidad, Rodin sigue siendo uno de los artistas más determinantes en la escultura del siglo XX. “Venus y Eva son palabras demasiado simples para describir la belleza de la mujer”. (Rodin) Este libro revela la vida de Rodin, a través del estudio de sus obras más famosas, como Las puertas del infierno, El pensador y El beso.
 

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Contents

El caminante
91
Rodin privado
139
Biografía
153

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About the author (2011)

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.