About Rodin’s sculpture
Rodin’s sculpture The Toilette of Venus features a touching nude woman toileting in the kneeling position. The model has both arms raised and is washing her hair. Rodin designed this decorative clay to be used for mass productions as many others. It has been later also cast in bronze. Rodin’s sculpture replica comes in a safe packaging with a biography and facts about Auguste Rodin and his Art.
- Size: 5.25 in. x 2.5 in. x 2.5 in.
- Material: Bonded Bronze
- Weight (lbs): 0.6
- Care instruction: Not fragile, clean using dust cloth
Check out also other Rodin’s artwork such as Woman with Child
About Auguste Rodin
In the 1870s, under the direction of Carrier-Belleuse, and in tandem with the monumental sculpture destined to adorn Brussels’ new public buildings, Rodin executed a series of decorative clay busts and figures to be used as models for mass production. He learned how to get the most out of a single model, cast in multiples, by reworking the new clay models thus obtained and adding variations, if need be, before firing. One example of this type of working method is provided by the female figure – alone or combined with others, nude or clad in drapery, with hair in a chignon or hanging loose, with a cherub on her knees or beside her – as can be seen in Venus (1871) Cupid “Secret (1871), Venus and Cupid (1871), and The Toilette of Venus or The Spring (1871).
Rodin’s career has been marked by the mixed reactions his work provoked with the audience. The lack of understanding for Rodin “sculpture and work was partly due to the original character of his art. He felt little for the strict formats of Romanticism and neither did he want to identify himself with the neutrality of the Impressionists.