Garden of Delights

Arman || Eros, Inside Eros || 1986 || Bronze
Dan Graham || For Gordon Bunshaft || 2006 || Two-way mirror, stainless steel, wood, stone
Henry Moore || King and Queen ||1952-53 || Bronze
Auguste Rodin || Crouching Woman || 1880-82 || Bronze
Roy Lichtenstein || Brushstroke ||1996 || Painted aluminum
Arnaldo Pomodoro || Sphere No. 6 || 1963-65 || Bronze
Barry Flanagan || The Drummer || 1989-90 || Bronze

Hirshhorn Museum, Sculpture Garden

March 18th, 2019

Adagio

Swaying into December with Grace.

Auguste Rodin
Pierre de Wiessant, Monumental Nude (Pierre de Wiessant, nu monumental), 1886, cast 1983, for The Burghers of Calais.
Bronze

The Burghers of Calais is a memorial to a group of fourteenth-century citizens who offered to sacrifice themselves to save their long-suffering city. It comprises six large figures. For each of four of the monument’s six figures, Rodin also executed a full-scale nude, among them this undraped version of the burgher Pierre de Wiessant. The practice of creating nude figure studies, which allowed artists to refine poses and understand how clothing should drape over the body, derives from the academic tradition that Rodin both embraced and rejected during his career. {source}

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Brooklyn Museum

July 22nd, 2017