Art History: “Auguste Rodin – Challenging Beauty” (V&A Video)

The V&A holds 23 sculptures by French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Between the 1870s and the 1890s he came to challenge traditional notions of beauty and appropriateness – and paved the way for modern sculpture.

This film, presented by V&A curator Alicia Robinson, shows in detail 6 works by Rodin – exploring his earlier work inspired by classical sculpture, Michelangelo and Donatello, and his development into spectacular explorations of patina, light and emotion.

In 1914 Rodin gave his work to the V&A as a symbol of the friendship between the people of France and Great Britain.

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