Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Nantes
    Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917)
    Plate III of Les cathédrales de France, published in an edition of 50 (Paris, 1914)
    Thomas J. Watson Library (126.6/R61)

    Les cathédrales de France, the book in which this plate was published, contains Rodin's musings on French medieval cathedrals accompanied by a hundred illustrations, largely of his sketches of details of French Gothic and Renaissance architecture. He also included a few illustrations identified as sketches made from works by Michelangelo. This illustration reveals Rodin's special interest in the play of light and shadow on the sculpture of the cathedral's portal.

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  • The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Nantes
    Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917)
    Plate III of Les cathédrales de France, published in an edition of 50 (Paris, 1914)
    Thomas J. Watson Library (126.6/R61)

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