Dance Movement "G"

Auguste Rodin French
Cast by Alexis Rudier French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

In his quest to capture continuous movement in sculpture, Rodin studied dancers. This bronze was cast after a sketch that he rapidly modeled in clay while observing a live dancer perform in his studio. The figure’s implausible pose is the result of Rodin’s experimental efforts to fuse several sequential postures into one.

Dance Movement "G", Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Bronze, black marble base, French, Paris

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