Auguste Rodin French

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A related work in the Musée Rodin suggests the model for this drawing was a woman, yet Rodin inscribed the sheet "Néron," or Nero, the legendarily cruel and decadent Roman emperor. The metamorphosis of the composition through the accumulation of bold, swirling graphite strokes, layers of watercolor and gouache, and the added title exemplifies the shifting of meaning possible with Rodin’s works.

Nero, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Graphite with stumping, watercolor, and gouache

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