Head of Nijinsky

Auguste Rodin French
Cast by Alexis Rudier French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

Nijinsky posed for Rodin in 1912, shortly after the sculptor had defended his controversial ballet L'Après-midi d'un faun in an editorial in Le Matin. Nijinsky's sittings were cut short and a sculpture never completed. This head as well as a statuette of the dancer (see 1991.446), were cast after Rodin's death.

Head of Nijinsky, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Bronze, black marble base, French

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