Iris, Messenger of the Gods
Auguste Rodin French
Cast by Alexis Rudier French
This unabashedly erotic partial figure was inspired by Rodin’s interest in dance. Extending her legs in mid-flight, the messenger of the gods is rendered weightless through her acrobatic pose. A large-scale winged version, symbolizing poetic inspiration, was originally intended for Rodin’s monument to the Romantic poet Victor Hugo.
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