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The Tempest

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
before 1908
Culture:
French
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 13 5/8 x 14 7/8 x 7 3/4 in., 73lb. (34.6 x 37.8 x 19.7 cm, 33.1126kg); Footprint of sculpture (confirmed): 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (36.8 x 16.5 cm); Length of rod mount: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910
Accession Number:
11.173.7
Not on view
The dramatic forward thrust of his head identifies it as one of Rodin's attempts to capture the effects of violent motion or extreme stress on the human figure. As in the case with many of Rodin's works, the meaning of this sculpture has remained somewhat problematical.
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