Breaking with conventional notions of beauty, Rodin chose his model—a local workman named Bibi—for his clear-cut facial features and broken nose. The sculptor defended the roughness of this work as artistic beauty, investing the features with a dignity reminiscent of classical sculpture. Rodin considered Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose his first good piece of modeling and said it “determined all my future work.”...
Rodin Museum, West Gallery
|Titles:||Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose|
|Date:||Modeled 1863-1864; cast 1925|
|Artists:||Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952|
|Dimensions:||10 1/4 x 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches (26 x 17.5 x 24.8 cm)|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929|
|Geography:||Made in France, Europe|
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