Female nude reclining

Auguste Rodin French

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This model’s ecstatic pose hints at the erotic nature of many of Rodin’s late drawings. The unselfconscious state brought on by desire and the registration of pleasure in the body appealed to the artist as part of his broader fascination with the expressivity of the female form. Rodin’s frank treatment of sexuality, particularly in his drawings, is a key aspect of his work’s modernity.

Female nude reclining, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Graphite with stumping

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