Torso (A Study for Ariane without Arms)
Auguste Rodin French
In the 1880s, Rodin began to break apart his sculptural studies and treat the fragments as independent works of art. He may have displayed this terracotta torso on its small wooden base in his studio until 1912, when he donated it to The Met. The scarred torso recalls the "noble vestiges" of the Parthenon that Rodin admired in the British Museum during his London sojourns.
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