The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 22, 2018

The Age of Bronze, 1875-1876

bronze, with base: 182.24 x 66.36 x 47 cm (71 11/16 x 26 1/8 x 18 1/2 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph King 1918.328

The Age of Bronze was created by Rodin shortly after his return from Italy. There he had seen Michelangelo's sculpture and on the basis of its influence developed his mature style. Realism of detail was incorporated into figures full of suggestions of life-like movement. The Age of Bronze changed the course of sculpture and made of Rodin the greatest innovator of his time in that field.

inscribed top of base to right: Rodin; inscribed back of base: A. RUDIER Fondeur Paris.

CMA 1987: Creativity in Art and Science, September 16-November 8, 1987, cat. no. 10, repr. p. 102
CMA 1991: Object Lessons: Cleveland Creates an Art Museum (Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art) cat. p. 28.
Akron Art Museum (1/25/2003 - 5/18/2003): "Rodin: A Magnificent Obession - Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation"
CMA (organizer). Beijing World Art Museum, China, May 26 - Aug. 27, 2006; Mori Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan: Sept. 9 - Nov. 26, 2006; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea: Dec. 18, 2006 - March 31, 2007; Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea: Apr. 7 - May 20, 2007; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: June 9 - Sept. 16, 2007; Cleveland Museum of Art, Oct. 21, 2007- January 13, 2008; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, Feb. 21-June 1, 2008; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, June 22 - September 21, 2008; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, October 12, 2008 - January 18, 2009: "Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art"

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Library materials about Auguste Rodin (266)

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