Thursday, 8 October 2015

Auguste Rodin "The Burghers of Calais" - 1888

To Émile-Antoine Bourdelle, a friend and sculptor, Rodin writes:
"My liberation from academicism was created by Michelangelo."

academicism Michelangelo
Bronze sculpture which portrays a group of six people. It recalls a heroic action of a phase of the ‘Hundred Years War’ in Calais, 1347. Twelve casts were made.

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