Man's Awakening or The Age of Bronze
  • Man's Awakening or The Age of Bronze

    TitleMan's Awakening or The Age of Bronze
  • Technique/ MaterialBronze
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b x dj) 181,5 x 64 x 61 cm
  • Dating1877
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • CategorySculpture, Sculpture in the round
  • Inventory No.NMSk 1078
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1914 through Carl Milles
  • Description
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    The artist’s figures are sensual and imbued with intense emotion. The bodies are in constant motion and characterized by great energy and force. It is as though human beings are growing from or trying to break out of the stone or clay. Rodin’s sculptures differed from the traditional classicist tradition. In the 19th century, many sculptures were idealised and had a literary content, conveyed through historical costumes or symbols.