From Publishers Weekly
This slim, beautifully-bound collection compiled by art historian Wolf features more than 30 of Rodin's nude sketches and provides a brief overview of the artist's scandalous presence within fin-de-siecle Paris. These simple but suggestive watercolor and pencil drawings, taken from the artist's later years, convey an immediacy and sensuality that belie his better-known work in monumental sculpture. Dismissed as obscene at the time of their drafting, the influence of Rodin's confident but delicate eroticism can be seen in the later works of Schiele, Picasso, and Matisse. Art enthusiasts will love this new perspective into the master sculptor's life and work. 38 color illustrations.
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