Study for PolyphemusAuguste Rodin (AKA François-Auguste-René Rodin), French, (November 12, 1840–November 17, 1917)
Musée Rodin, Paris, France (1970 - 1970)
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 22, 1975 - )
Paris: A Century as Europe's Art Capital
Just as the Academy enforced rigid rules regulating both subject and style in painting, sculptors also adhered to restrictive conventions regulating their art. While Rodin’s sculpture did not follow Academic stylistic dictates, they were developed according to Academic methods. In addition to drawn sketches, Rodin worked in three dimensions, completing series of studies leading to his major, large-scale projects. This small bronze study eventually led to his figure of Polyphemus, a character drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which was incorporated into Rodin’s monumental Gates of Hell.
Last Updated: 12/9/2020
Gallery Rotation , 6/1/2013 - 12/4/2013
General Exhibition: Rotation San Diego Museum of Art , 12/5/2013 - 5/31/2014
Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00
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